Posted by: cranky | November 8, 2007

Satellite Spotting — 11.7.2007 0012GMT

Passing through Cassiopeia at 1812L (0012 GMT) headed south, probably Cosmos 1743.

Satellite data from Heavens Above (registration encouraged).

Another really neat site is Live Real Time Satellite And Space Shuttle Tracking.  It uses a Google map thingy and, if it knows your location (your gmail account profile perhaps), you can click on the What’s Up link below the Live In Your Sky heading and it will show you all the satellites orbiting over your head.  Cool stuff.

 Don’t forget that Comet Holmes is visible to the naked eye (I’ve even been able to see it without my binoculars).  Find The Seven Sisters (Pleaides), turn your head about halfway towards your left shoulder and raise your eyes about 75 degrees above the horizon.  Yellowish kind of fuzzy blob is Comet Holmes.

 Barry in CO points out that Comet Holmes can also be found by relying on some stars in Cassiopeia.

Also, follow a line from γ Cas thru σ Cas, and this points to Comet Holmes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_(constellation)

From Sky and Telescope:

Comet Holmes 

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  1. Also, follow a line from γ Cas thru σ Cas, and this points to Comet Holmes

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_(constellation)


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