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Starlink satellite train visible fri and sat nights

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A new SpaceX rocket was launched yesterday with 47 satellites - this will give us the opportunity to see this train on Fri at 5:47 PM and Sat at 5:38 PM (per Find Starlink/SpaceX Starlink Satellites tracker site)...I first saw last late spring/early summer and had no idea what I was looking at (that particular launch included a train of 64 satellites)...I truly thought I was looking at something alien...lol

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7 hours ago, DAQ said:

Cool, hopefully I remember to look up at the right time. What direction?

Here are those details, per the site mentioned above:

 

5:47 pm, 21 Jan 2022

Starlink-G4-6 (new), BRIGHT (1.9) for 3 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to NORTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 11°, max: 34°, end: 33°

 

5:38 pm, 22 Jan 2022

Starlink-G4-6 (new), BRIGHT (1.2) for 3 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to EAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 57°, end: 18°

5:26 pm, 23 Jan 2022

 

Starlink-G4-6 (new), BRIGHT (2.6) for 3 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 85°, end: 11°

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Damn, that’s pretty cool! Thanks for the heads up. I saw the shuttle chasing down the space station a couple years ago and it was awesome!

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9 hours ago, mikez2 said:

That's cool. I might have to try and get a video with my scope.

Is that video in real time speed?

 

I"m pretty sure it is...it's pretty representative of what I saw

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On 1/19/2022 at 8:58 PM, albacized said:

A new SpaceX rocket was launched yesterday with 47 satellites - this will give us the opportunity to see this train on Fri at 5:47 PM and Sat at 5:38 PM (per Find Starlink/SpaceX Starlink Satellites tracker site)...I first saw last late spring/early summer and had no idea what I was looking at (that particular launch included a train of 64 satellites)...I truly thought I was looking at something alien...lol

this is a kool one for the kids to see as well as myself ty for the heads up:howdy:

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Just as an fyi, the site (starlink tracker) adjusted the time to 5:57 tonight, with a second good showing tomorrow night at 5:58...but it also warns to be out up to 10 min early...I'm going out at the original time it mentioned

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Yeah, pretty much on time...but not nearly as vivid as the last time I saw them. At first I could only see one dim one, but then eventually the other ones came around but dimly, fading in and out of view. The space station had flown over 15-20 min beforehand and that was a much better show. 

 

Supposedly supposed to be brighter tomorrow (as long as my understanding of magnitute....higher number = brighter.... is correct)

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I have trees to the north. I couldn't see them until they had gone by and were headed east. But I only saw 2 Orbs of solid light moving across the sky.

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