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Observation by Mike Foulkes: ISS and Betelgeuse

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Mike Foulkes

Observer

Mike Foulkes

Observed

2021 Apr 03 - 09:56

Uploaded

2021 Apr 03 - 10:01

Objects

Betelgeuse
Spacecraft

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h55m
Dec: +07°29'
Position angle: +7°19'

Field size

2°48' × 1°52'

Equipment
  • 70mm Refractor F480mm DSLR ISO 800 Exposure 12 dec
Location

Henlow

Target name

International Space Station

Title

ISS and Betelgeuse

About this image

The International Space Station was predicted to pass close to Betelegeuse from my location. This shows the track of the ISS just to the south of the star. 

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Robin Leadbeater
Robin Leadbeater, 2021 Apr 07 - 13:30 UTC

Great shot! I remember setting up in a farm gateway to catch an ISS transit of Jupiter back in 2004.  Do you know if there any recorded stellar occultations by artificial satellites ?

Cheers

Robin

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