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    Hi,
    Is it possible to view the ISS in the eyepiece such that one can see the solar panels distinctly? Also if it's possible, what is suggested magnification? I have Zhumell Z8 dobsonian (8" f/6).

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    Default Re: Viewing ISS?

    I think the problem would be tracking it as it moves across the sky pretty fast. It is possible to see the station though,solar panels and all. Just have to have the right equipment.

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    Default Re: Viewing ISS?

    I assume you have yet to see the ISS. It flat moves across the sky.

    I never miss a pass, but have never tried to follow it with a scope. I'm just not that quick.

    BTW: I always wave and say "God Speed" when it's overhead.

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    Default Re: Viewing ISS?

    Living here in Orlando, I've been lucky enough to see 15 or so shuttle launches. It's always cool to see the ISS fly over knowing that all the parts took off right here in Florida..

 

 

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