Discussion in 'Ishtim' started by Ishtim, Feb 14, 2006.
Took this tonight about 1/2 hour ago... Brrrr is it cold out!
Wow...so close, I can almost feel the roughness!
Wahlau... ni de ma ma...
Just curious, can you take pics of satellites floating around our atmosphere?
Yes, but they would be blur unless we have some way to track them accross the sky.
satellite travel fast in the sky right ?
Ooo... how about the space station then? Ohh... dumb me, the skies so big.
All of us can see the International Space station at one time or another. Actually I will be able to catch it for the next few mornings just before sunrise.
MY's next available time to see it is 8:27pm local time, THIS saturday evening.
GET YOUR CAMERAS & Tripods READY!!!
Event times as follows: Saturday Night 8:27pm looking SSW 10 degrees above the horizon it will appear. 2mins 48sec later it will be positioned in the SE, 53 degrees above the horizon, then at 8:30 in tghe Eastern sky (49 degrees up) it will dissappear into the earths shadow (represented by the dotted line in the pic.
Attached are KL's VISIBLE pass times for the next few days and a map of the ISS flight path for saturday night.
This info and a WHOLE lot more is available at http://www.heavens-above.com/
Register (FREE) then get your location, and you can find the ISS as well as a plethora of other satellite flight stuffs.
PS..... I will try photos for the next few passes, although it will be with wide ange lens.
EDIT: Times are in 24hrs and Brightness (Magnitude i.e. Mag) is given by:
-1 is 10X brighter than 0 and 100 times brighter that 1 and so on and so forth.
Negative numbers brighter than positive.....
Hmm but what about those geocentric(?) satellites?
Geocentric satellites only share the eath's center of rotation. i.e. they dont always stay in the same place. However a geostationary orbiting body maintains it position in the sky. Most are around the equator and I imagine that finding their exact location would not be easy...
Just look at the direction of all the satellite tv dish's in your area pointing la!!!
jk... I know it would be tougher than that. You would have to catch it just at a time that the sun is reflecting off of it. I have seen them "pop into" view in full daylight before.
Great shot of the moon!!!
I need to buy some lunar filters for my tele. It is just way to brite with out them.
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