Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Despite the clouds tonight I managed to watch the ISS pass over just now, it was so bright that I could easily see it through the thin clouds to my West. Jupiter was beaming away to the South but clouds are rolling in, pity that I didn't take my monocular out to see the ISS, might have seen the shuttle.

Another pass is due tomorrow night so will hopefully catch the shuttle then!


Monday, August 13, 2007

Last night I spent 2 hours from 10.00pm looking for the Perseids meteors, I managed to see 2!

But importantly I saw 2 meteors from the Perseid shower rather than what are known as "sporadic meteors". I know this because the 2 that I saw came from the direction predicted and I saw one flash to my left and one to the right within a minute of each other.
I'm hoping tonight to see more plus the ISS is due to pass over at 22.23 hours and with the shuttle docked should be quite a sight!

more later

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Just got my first sighting of the ISS since the house move, still busy on renovating the kitchen which should hopefully be finished in a few weeks :o(

Jupiter is beaming away at me from the south but I still haven't got the Skywatcher set up.

Hopefully I will get an evening of summer skywatching this week!

The OU day at the National Space Centre was interesting, but I wasn't impressed by the venue, more on that when I get the time.