Good ISS / Shuttle viewing

coming up this week for you SoCal people, these coordiantes should work.

Other people in the country, go check Heavens-Above if you want.

24 Nov   -1.6      18:00:45 10 NNW    18:02:13 20 N      18:02:13 20 N
25 Nov   -2.2      18:22:29 10 NW     18:24:23 38 NW     18:24:23 38 NW
26 Nov   -2.0      17:09:59 10 NNW    17:12:20 23 NE     17:14:41 10 E
26 Nov   -0.6      18:45:07 10 W     18:46:57 19 WSW    18:46:57 19 WSW
27 Nov   -3.5      17:31:37 10 NW     17:34:30 86 NE     17:37:20 10 SE

Ok, so to clarify

First is the date

Then in bold is how bright it will be. The more NEGATIVE the number, the brighter. -3.5 is pretty BRIGHT

Then you have the time (military time)

Then the number in italics is where you look. Imagine looking straight ahead as 10. Imagine straight up as 90. halway up is 45. make sense?

The direction is self explanatory.

So, the first coordiante is where it starts

The middle coordinate is where it is halfway through

The last one is where it ends.

make sense yes?

The Shuttle is supposed to unsock tomorrow (wednesday at 1 in the morning) so, I think Wednesday night you will see them following eachother. It’s suppsoed to be bright, but not TOO high in the sky.  Look for it. I think it will be neat.



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13 Responses to Good ISS / Shuttle viewing

  1. S133P3R says:

    any luck with seeing this yet? im hoping to check it out tomorrow cuz it says itll be super bright.

  2. bhworld says:

    Hell yeah I did.

    Checked out the Shuttle and ISS last night chasing eachother.

    I forgot to look tonight.

    Tomorrow night should be GREAT!!! Gotta hit that up

  3. S133P3R says:

    are the following next to each other? or is 1 object leading the other on the same path? i dont know if that makes sense -trying to figure out if ill be able to get both objects in a long exposure photo.

  4. bhworld says:

    The followed in the same line…. or orbit.

    The shuttle has now landed though, so you can only see the ISS tonight.
    Should be GOOD though.

  5. S133P3R says:

    dang, ill see what i can get… thanks for the info.

  6. bhworld says:

    Oh it was pretty BRIGHT tonight. However, a lot of cloud cover, so it was limited. DOUBLE however, it was so bright that you could see it through some of the clouds.

  7. S133P3R says:

    did it go straight over head?
    i read “10” on your chart but i swear i saw it thru the clouds straight over head.

  8. bhworld says:

    Yeah man, it came from the northwest and went to the south east, so it went right overhead.

    The more I see the passes the more I realize it’s hard to mistake it for something else. It travels pretty fast and it’s pretty damn bright.

  9. S133P3R says:

    i have terrible vision, so i asked my GF if it was blinking red/blue but it wasnt. would have seen the shuttle tho… im curious, how close together do they look?

  10. bhworld says:

    They don’t blink. They are just SOLID white and look like a bright ass star (usually) hauling ass across the sky.

    The shuttle landed this morning, so you wouldn’t have seen that.

    The closeness of t hem depends on how long they have been undocked. I’ve seen them REALLY close (like half a second apart) together before and I’ve seen them kind of far apart… like 3 seconds behind.

  11. S133P3R says:

    i know the ISS/satelites dont blink. lol -the non-blinking is how i determine its the ISS, i just need my GF to tell me if its blinking or not.
    now i am truly bummed i didnt see the 2 together, that would have been badass.

  12. BH World says:

    Oh fear not. There should be 5 more shuttle missions, so chances are you will get to see it at least once.

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