Dragon about to dock with ISS

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Re: Dragon about to dock with ISS

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Same again, I let it use géolocation this time.

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Re: Dragon about to dock with ISS

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All this faffing about with approximate locations. If you have a smart phone, use
ISS Detector. It gives you 100% accurate timings of passes based on your current location, gives advanced warnings, a compass on your screen showing wear to look. And not only for the ISS. It covers all the visible planets, comets and anything that Musk throws up into the heavens. It is one of the best apps around. You do need to pay a very small one off fee for things like the comets.

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Lapourtaider wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:47 am

ISS Detector.
That's the one I use

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The sky was clear last night and the ISS passed nearly overhead (Mon Jul 27, 10:45 PM max height 86°; from 27° above WNW to 22° above ESE).
Here, the ISS will be passing over most nights for the next week. Dragon is due to undock on 1 Aug and splashdown on 2 Aug. I don't know whether it will be possible to see them separately from here on 1 Aug?
This was taken with a 7.5mm fisheye lens ( f5.6 371s), so covered all of the sky I could see.
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For those who live between Toulouse and Bordeaux here are the details for the ISS tonight

Time: Wed Jul 29 10:46 PM, Visible: 3 min, Max Height: 59°, Appears: 39° above NW, Disappears: 17° above ESE

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And for those nearer to Limoges:

Wed Jul 29, 10:46 PM Visible for 3 min. Max height 80° Appears 33° above WNW Disappears 22° above ESE
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In northern France, Monday will be the last day to see the ISS for a while. But the visibility dates/times vary a lot across France.

The easiest ways to check are:

the NASA web site https://tinyurl.com/y4sm8qvp and change the location to somewhere pinned near you. Click on the pin and then on View sighting opportunities.

or one of the phone apps e.g. ISS Detector on Android https://tinyurl.com/yxk6fllt

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The Dragon left the ISS for it's return to earth. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Dragon about to dock with ISS

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They'll be fine. The earth's big enough not to miss.
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Live



Splash down imminent.

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