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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 :)!!

Omale Rangest!!

Free 🙂

Cosmos 1980 Rocket- Information

USSPACECOM Catalog No.: 19650
International Designation Code: 1988-102-B

Satellite Details
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..


ω Centauri

I finally saw something that is not just another star in the sky, I got to see Omega Centauri :D. Woot! ω Centauri is 15,800 light-years away for free’s sake!!

Even though it is supposed to be visible to the naked eye, it fades away in the glare of all our light pollution. But it is amazing that my Binoculars is good enough to show me deep sky objects considering the fact that I bought it in China Town, KL :).

Ah, How I wish I had a scope?!


Clear Skies!

PS- Centaurus is one amazing amazing Constellation!! Free..