International space station

Started Mar 1, 2011 | Discussions thread
btolley
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Re: Just looking for some background
In reply to aardvark7, Mar 7, 2011

Sorry, but I've seen the ISS dozens of times. It isn't stationary like a star. Is is quite fast moving and crosses the visible sky in just a few (2-3) minutes. It starts out quite dull and poceedss to a peak apparent magnitude of approx -5.9 before it fades as it passes into the earths shadow.

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