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39537Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Amateur astronomers needed

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  • Victor Engel
    Jan 27, 2012
      Such a chart is location specific. I know this list is for people in Cental Texas, but that's a big place, and viewing details will vary over the area. For brightness comparisons Venus is currently -4.1, and Jupiter is -2.4. So you can see the ISS is comparable in brightness to both Venus and Jupiter, depending on the pass.

      Tonight the moon is closer to Uranus than to either Venus or Jupiter. I like using skyviewcafe.com to view planetary locations in context with the stars.

      Victor

      On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM, banda_geocacher <banda@...> wrote:


      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "softscienceofficer" <edgeanderson@...> wrote:
      >
       (and I've never seen the ISS, so I wouldn't know what that looked like anyway).

      If you want to check out the ISS, here are some upcoming opportunities:

      (The times show hours:minutes:seconds) (And yes, you have to get up early in the morning!)

                                                    Max Altitude
      Date Magnitude  Start Time   Altitude Azimuth  Time       Altitude Azimuth       End Time  Altitude Azimuth

      1 Feb   -0.5    06:26:40        10      N       06:28:09        13      NE      06:29:38        10      ENE
      2 Feb   -2.7    07:04:19        10      NW      07:07:30        55      NE      07:10:41        10      ESE
      3 Feb   -1.3    06:08:07        12      N       06:10:21        23      NE      06:12:59        10      E
      4 Feb   -0.2    05:13:38        11      NE      05:13:38        11      NE      05:14:09        10      NE
      4 Feb   -3.2    06:46:13        10      NW      06:49:24        58      SW      06:52:35        10      SSE
      5 Feb   -2.6    05:51:35        40      N       05:52:17        48      NE      05:55:25        10      ESE

       Hopefully the formatting of this chart will turn out correctly!

      Brent

      BandA




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