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Amateur ISS spotting, Amazing details visible thru backyard scopes now
Stu
post Mar 22 2009, 12:25 PM
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Been watching the ISS go over the past couple of nights and it's now fantastically bright. Many amateur astronomers are now training their 'scopes on the ISS and photographing it, achieving stunning results like this...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_..._1237676263.jpg

Interesting to see how golden and shiny the new panels are in those images... have the others been "dulled" by exposure to the environment of space, or is there some other reason..?


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- Stu   Amateur ISS spotting   Mar 22 2009, 12:25 PM
- - ilbasso   A quick reply before this topic gets shut down ......   Mar 22 2009, 01:16 PM
- - Stu   I think this topic is pretty safe; I am just talki...   Mar 22 2009, 01:38 PM
|- - AndyG   What I've found surprising about the recent - ...   Mar 22 2009, 01:57 PM
- - Tesheiner   I have to agree with Ilbasso that the effect is du...   Mar 22 2009, 02:13 PM
- - Stu   Good explanations. I just wondered.   Mar 22 2009, 02:15 PM
- - Hungry4info   It's definitely just reflection angle that mak...   Mar 22 2009, 05:52 PM
- - Decepticon   Can binoculars see that kind of detail? Is 30x en...   Mar 22 2009, 05:56 PM
- - imipak   We've had nice clear skies here for the last c...   Mar 22 2009, 09:49 PM
- - ngunn   I'd like to say thanks to Stu for the reminder...   Mar 22 2009, 11:00 PM
- - Decepticon   I had 2 chances tonight. It's was to fast fo...   Mar 23 2009, 03:16 AM
- - remcook   I saw ISS on Friday. It was amazingly bright. Quit...   Mar 23 2009, 08:07 AM
- - AndyG   A quick google suggests there is definitely ...   Mar 23 2009, 10:05 AM
- - 4th rock from the sun   I've tried with 10x50 binoculars on tripod and...   Mar 23 2009, 10:17 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (4th rock from the sun @ Mar 23 2009, 1...   Mar 23 2009, 10:48 AM
- - Decepticon   QUOTE Perhaps my old Hi8 video camera with 10x ima...   Mar 23 2009, 03:22 PM
- - Sunspot   Had a great view of it here this evening, Also som...   Mar 23 2009, 11:32 PM
- - Stu   Really nice view of ISS from Kendal tonight, durin...   Mar 23 2009, 11:38 PM
- - James Sorenson   I have been meaning to catch the new sight of ISS ...   Mar 24 2009, 12:48 AM


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