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« Reply #210 on: November 20, 2020, 02:13:14 PM »

Vic,

Won't the ISS be over your area tonight, Nov 20th near 6:15pm your time?

Tomorrow night might be better and higher at about 5:30 or a little earlier.  Here it will be at 75° close to 6:30 when it fades out.

The run up the coast gives us a chance to see the same passes.

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« Reply #211 on: November 20, 2020, 06:13:48 PM »

Yes, actually, lots of stuff tonight. Along with the ISS and some space junk and 2 strings of Starlinks, one of 14 and one of 8. All that between 6:15 and 6:50. Come on down, pull up a chair and have a look. No clouds.
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« Reply #212 on: November 21, 2020, 04:08:24 AM »

Lots of stuff out there tonight, saw probably 8-10. Some weren't on Starlink's site. Saw the ISS and a little later something just as bright but going from SW to NE. No idea what it was. Looks like air travel is back to normal, airplanes all over the place. Maybe extra busy on a Fri. night. 
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« Reply #213 on: November 21, 2020, 03:04:41 PM »

Mark your calendar!  This close hasnít happened since Galileo was alive!!

https://www.space.com/jupiter-saturn-great-conjunction-2020
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« Reply #214 on: December 09, 2020, 07:06:36 PM »

Thanks Maggie, I go out and check on Jupiter/Saturn every night that it's clear.
Finally got this Starlink satellite thing figured out. On a good clear night if you know when and where to look they can be seen but you need binoculars. Few nights ago I watched 6, one right after another. 
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« Reply #215 on: December 10, 2020, 05:56:16 AM »

Watched the ISS for a loooooong time tonight.
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« Reply #216 on: December 20, 2020, 02:36:00 PM »

Great morning view today.

Watched the ISS from Killeen, TX to Montreal Canada

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« Reply #217 on: December 21, 2020, 08:05:38 PM »

No clouds tonight so I'll be looking for Jupiter/Saturn. Hope to be able to get a photo but probably not. 
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« Reply #218 on: December 22, 2020, 02:07:50 AM »

Ground haze here but still very visible. Nice moon too.


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« Reply #219 on: December 22, 2020, 01:11:54 PM »

Awesome pictures, Joan.

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« Reply #220 on: December 22, 2020, 06:16:14 PM »

Ground haze here but still very visible. Nice moon too.


 
Very cool photo. On close inspection I'm sure three of Jupiter's moons are visible too.
Here's my picture from last night, not as good as yours, no moons visible.





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« Reply #221 on: December 22, 2020, 07:29:53 PM »

Nice pictures. Too cloudy here in Chicago. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #222 on: December 23, 2020, 02:12:27 AM »

I went out around 5 tonight but to many clouds.  My friend texted me around 5:25 said she could see it perfectly.  I sent her the pictures Joan and Maggie took.  Which she really likes.  So I went out in front looked to the west and saw them.  . Had to block the street light with my arm.  I was so excited.  I even shared the moment with the UPS driver.  I then called Bob who saw them from work along with my daughter Karen and a couple of other friends.  Thanks for the pictures it helped.  Sorry I couldn’t take any.  To much light by me.
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« Reply #223 on: December 23, 2020, 02:12:28 PM »

Great pictures ... complete with moons !!

Much the same story here as Cathy's.  It finally cleared after days of cloud, rain and fog.  I wasn't able to get a picture due to trees, and street lights.
Maybe get another chance to try tonight with better planning.

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« Reply #224 on: January 10, 2021, 02:27:03 AM »

Got a question for all you stargazers. Just came in from sitting on my front porch. Didn't stay long as it was cold and windy and didn't have a jacket on. Orion was very clear. Looking almost straight down following a line from the three stars in Orion's belt, just above the eastern horizon is a very bright star. What is it? I know it is a star since it never moves in relation to Orion. 
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« Reply #225 on: January 11, 2021, 08:50:38 PM »

I believe Orion’s Belt points to Sirius.  Sirius is the brightest star in the sky.

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https://earthsky.org/tonight/good-sky-trick-orions-belt-points-to-starsirius
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