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    Quote Originally Posted by birdfriend View Post
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    Could someone post the approximate time and where to look for the space station tonight? Thank you!
    Time: Sat Jan 16 7:23 PM, Visible: 2 min, Max Height: 76?, Appears: 19? above SW, Disappears: 74? above NNW


    It'll be the brightest object in the sky unless the moon is visible.

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    Rick, if you are going to look at the Orion nebula tonight, the best part is in the "sword" region, a little beneath the brightest star in the belt. It will look blue and hazy. The old Indian name for it was the "smoke star". Mainly because they observed it with the naked eye. Of course light pollution was almost non existent then.

    It won't define as good as the pictures you might see when the Hubble space telescope looks at it, but it is still a great view.

    Last night, the ISS was heading right for the Orion nebula, but faded before it got there.
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    The nebula was amazing with your scope. Well defined, almost like a mustache shape.

    Here's a picture I took with a zoom lens. And the Tolkien moon shot of course.

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    I was so excited looking at the nebula that I almost missed the space station...lol

    But I did see it.

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    Tomorrow, Sunday, the space station would be...

    Visible:#6 minMax Height:#50?Appears:#10? above SSWDisappears:#15? above ENE

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