I managed to see the Hubble Space Telescope just over an hour ago!! :).
Amazing!! I had two people with me this time and they can pretty much confirm that I was not hallucinating!!
I saw the HST man, the greatest Telescope ever built :). w00t.. 🙂
PS – I also managed to spot another satellite that was moving from north to south a few mins after Hubble disappeared but strangely it is not listed at heavens-above!! Anyway it takes the tally of satellites spotted by me to 3, in 3 days. Now that is awesome gethuness!! 🙂
Satellite Starts Max. Altitude Ends
Name Mag Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
Cosmos 1980 Rocket 3.5 19:11:46 10° N 19:17:22 61° ENE 19:22:57 10° SSE
I just fucking saw it by pure accident while playing basketball in an unlit ground ( and in the rain 😀 ).
Whatey Lovely.. Omale OC.. 🙂
After all the hours spent stargazing, finally I’ve spotted something that is man made, orbits the earth and visible to the naked eye, and I wasn’t even trying :). Go Beat That :)!!
Cosmos 1980 Rocket- Information
USSPACECOM Catalog No.: 19650
International Designation Code: 1988-102-B
Orbit: 829 x 852 km, 71.0°
Category: Rocket Body
Intrinsic brightness (Mag): 3.9 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Mag): 3.1 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)
Date (UTC): November 24, 1988
Thank You Chris Peat @ Heavens-Above . You Absolutely Rock Man..
I wish they include all the satellites in Stellarium, that would make it the best software ever created.. Free..