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Nick James

It doesn’t look good for us in the UK.

Assuming that the launch goes ahead at the start of the 2 hour window (12:33 UTC on Monday Aug 29) the geometry for the UK is poor with the spacecraft below the horizon at night for the first week. It is above the horizon in a dark sky on Sept 5/6 when it is at declination -27 and due south around 2100 UTC but, by then, it will be a long way away and close to the Moon in the sky (not a surprise really) low in Sgr.

It gets to high northern declinations on the way back but by then it is heading for solar conjunction.

All in all I doubt if anyone will image it from here. A good opportunity to use a remote telescope I think.