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    ...for hubble in heavens-above.com? give me any other URL(other than heavens-above.com) of sites that provide predictions for satellites, hubble in particular.

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    Hubble is in a fairly low inclination orbit and you won't see it if you live too far north or south.

    I had no difficulty looking it up in Heavens Above. The database calls it "HST", or you can search by its NORAD catalogue number 20580. Its maximum visual magnitude is about 0, the same as Vega or Arcturus.

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    Well..Al beat me to the punch on the link..and it is a good one to use to track the Hubble and other satellites...You can see the Hubble with the naked eye...if you know when it's going to pass over your position.
    It will look like other satellites that pass overhead...just a little point of light traveling steady across the sky...and it's brightness will depend on the angle it's in with the sunlight.

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    Well Basically you cannot see The Hubble telescope with naked eyes. and i am sorry i could'nt understand the prediction thingy.

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    The link below will give you a great site for tracking satellites. I have pointed you directly at the HST, but there are many other interesting satellites in the database. Just hit the home tab on the website to go to the main page...

    Have fun..

 

 

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