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Topic # 60046 17-Apr-2010 11:48 Send private message

The Great Bean twittered that the ISS etc will be visible [from Wellington] this Sunday evening.

Here is an example Ground Track Plot for a specific ground location (you can enter your own location)
http://www.heavens-above.com/gtrack.asp?date=40285.270320081&lat=-41.290&lng=174.826&alt=236&loc=Holiday-Camp&TZ=NZST&satid=25544

For much more info. see "Heavens Above": http://heavens-above.com/

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  Reply # 319627 17-Apr-2010 11:55 Send private message

Correct... A friend of mine has been following satellites for ages and gave me this tip - both the ISS and Shuttle will be visible from Wellington Sunday evening (18th April 2010 from 18:50) crossing the sky just below the Southern Cross. Here are two images to help you get some orientation (as usual click for larger versions):








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  Reply # 319632 17-Apr-2010 12:11 Send private message

Sorry, it's actually tomorrow (Sunday 18th April 2010). Can you update your link to the correct date?







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  Reply # 319656 17-Apr-2010 14:31 Send private message

freitasm: ... Can you update your link to the correct date?

Here for the pass the Supreme Bean details is the Ground Track Plot for a specific ground location (you can enter your own location)
http://www.heavens-above.com/gtrack.asp?date=40286.2870737847&lat=-41.283&lng=174.826&alt=236&loc=Holiday-Camp&TZ=NZST&satid=25544

There is a pass from 19:14 on Mon 19 Apr 2010 NZST which on paper appears brighter, and higher in the sky.
http://www.heavens-above.com/gtrack.asp?date=40287.3036458333&lat=-41.290&lng=174.826&alt=236&loc=Holiday-Camp&TZ=NZST&satid=25544

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  Reply # 319677 17-Apr-2010 16:14 Send private message

But will the second pass be BOTH the ISS and Shuttle as the one tomorrow?






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  Reply # 319693 17-Apr-2010 17:09 Send private message

freitasm: But will the second pass be BOTH the ISS and Shuttle ...?

No, but I believe separation is scheduled for a little before 01:00 Sun 18 Apr 2010 NZST, so to see them before that, one would need to try the passes starting (Wellington) 18:27 & 20:01 Sat 17 Apr 2010 NZST not Sun.

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  Reply # 319701 17-Apr-2010 17:29 Send private message

Here's a good link for findoing out when and where it is appearing across NZ. Just enter the city close to you.

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/skywatch.cgi?country=New+Zealand




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