Re: satellite

Message posted by The Major on July 09, 2006 at 17:14:08 PST:

If you have a good handle on where the satellite will be moving across the sky, and the cloud cover cooperates, they are easily spotted. I have a Mac program called "Freefall" that works wonderfully. The added detail provided by Heavens-Above (eg. when the satellite passes into the earths' shadow and estimated brightness) completes the package nicely. I watched the Space Station pass over Hawaii early one morning a few months ago during optimal brightness and clear skies. WOW! This was NOT a little dot in the sky! The Hubble is easy to see as well, though not nearly as spectacular as the ISS.

The Major

In Reply to: Re: satellite posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on July 08, 2006 at 23:40:44 PST:


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