Friday, February 17, 2012

a good flyover (Blue Mountains)

We enjoyed a very good flyover of the International Space Station through mostly clear skies. Everyone came outside. Almost everyone. Tony, Phil, Millie, and Dietmar. I spotted it first, low in the west. Helped Dietmar spot it. Grace watched from the back steps.

It was gold, at the start... It went up to magnitude -3. We all thought it went higher than 55°. While still in the west, Grace asked about the stars it was going by. None of us knew. I checked later: β (beta) Andromedae.

The skies were looking very good. There was a little bit of cloud, particularly in the north-east. But overall rather promising.

Grace made an entry in Facebook.

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