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erco
01-07-2012, 10:43 PM
http://www.space.com/14167-amazing-sky-photos-space-station-moon-jupiter.html

More info at http://news.yahoo.com/amazing-sky-photos-show-space-station-near-moon-191302428.html

ISS sightings near you: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html

And last, the coolest Java applet ever: J Track 3D shows all the satellites & space junk. Click & drag to rotate, shift-click or Ctrl-click to zoom: http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3D.html

Humanoido
01-08-2012, 09:29 AM
http://www.space.com/14167-amazing-sky-photos-space-station-moon-jupiter.html
More info at http://news.yahoo.com/amazing-sky-photos-show-space-station-near-moon-191302428.html
ISS sightings near you: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html
And last, the coolest Java applet ever: J Track 3D shows all the satellites & space junk. Click & drag to rotate, shift-click or Ctrl-click to zoom: http://science.nasa.gov/realtime/jtrack/3d/JTrack3D.html

Erco, with this interest you need a telescope. It's remarkable what a good telescope can resolve, not only in showing the space station but other objects too. I've seen and captured detail on scientific payloads, high altitude balloons, conjunctions, occultations, transits, lunar strikes and solar system effects. Deep sky is a whole new chapter.

erco
01-08-2012, 03:42 PM
Great to hear from you again, H!

My real interest is being UP there on the ISS, moreso than looking at it from down here.

I can't be the only Forumista here who ever applied to NASA to be a mission specialist astronaut...! Many moons ago, literally. Dream big !

I would have stood a better chance if I flew F-15s instead of C-152s.

Ttailspin
01-08-2012, 04:13 PM
I would have stood a better chance if I flew F-15s instead of C-152s.
Also maybe the drawings of the "Hot Wheels" version of the ISS might have put them off a bit..? :smile:

Would I need the same power of telescope to see the earth from the moon?
Do the same air and light pollution problems come into play when the telescope is on the moon looking at the earth?


-Tommy

erco
01-08-2012, 04:26 PM
Also maybe the drawings of the "Hot Wheels" version of the ISS might have put them off a bit..? :smile:

-Tommy

Don't laugh. When the first Mars rover landed, my co-worker did the "Action Pack" toy version:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Wheels-Action-Pack-Sojourner-Mars-Rover-/110805324846?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item19cc83142e

For this, he made it into People magazine TWICE. First for doing it, then again for being one of People's "100 Most Interesting People of the Year".

This while the real heroes at JPL toiled in virtual anonymity!

Ttailspin
01-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Thats better then the real thing to a 8 to 12 year old... Never mind, I want one... ebay here I come..


-Tommy

erco
01-08-2012, 04:56 PM
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20122811,00.html