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Just saw my first one tonight transiting across SE England. Amazing sight and surprised no-one has mentioned them on here before (unless they have and I missed it?)

I'll be honest I had no idea these things were even up there so I was a little freaked out until Google put me in the picture as to what I was looking at. Now after some very quick research I think it was Starlink 3 passing over.

I have decided this is now my new lockdown hobby! Can anyone recommend a decent satellite tracking website? I have had a look at SatFlare but it doesn't seem to be working to well.

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Have a look tommorow at 22.00 should be a 43 string.

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:up: thanks, will do.

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Yep the idea by the end of this year (I think) is to have a circle of them all the way around the Earth, Musks Idea is to have complete coverage for the internet from them reaching every home.

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Rich.B wrote:Have a look tommorow at 22.00 should be a 43 string.


Rich, Were do you garnish this info from Mate. Skies hopefully clear tonight!
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here's an interesting link, probably best opened on your phone..

https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/?notification

It will tell you when and what is going over

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Thanks Rich,

I don't have a phone!!

I managed to find out on this site below for the next 5 days, thanks for the info.

https://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=starlink#LIST
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Type in your location here:

https://findstarlink.com/
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Here seen yesterday over Poland
12min exposure
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It’s not amazing for Starlink, but if anyone is looking for a good astronomy app, i think it’s one you have to purchase but StarWalk2 is really really good.

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Well I counted 7, just 2 trailing in a string though. rest were random.
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Well I counted 7, just 2 trailing in a string though. rest were random.
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Georgeconna wrote:Well I counted 7, just 2 trailing in a string though. rest were random.


Did better than me, I only got 1! (Although I do live next to a large airport)

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I got around 10 but to be honest I wasn’t counting. Tonight’s were a lot more strung out and not as bright as last nights. Last night were all pretty equidistant and a lot closer together. I’m guessing the ones I saw last night have not been orbiting as much as tonight’s? Does it work like that?

As I said yesterday this is all very new to me!

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I went back out, 17 in total plus 4 bonus shooting stars

Starling 5 and 6 are back around at 2333hrs.

https://findstarlink.com/

Great and clear here.
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Managed to catch these last night, out the back of my house. Not very impressive, but caught a nice shooting star.
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over Fareham some as much as 20 seconds apart, took 13 minutes
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Just went outside and saw over 20 in less than 10 minutes - all equally spaced
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Just passed over Poland
15min exposure
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Great pictures. I counted 46 over Kent, same trajectory as the ones I saw on Sunday evening.

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I saw in the region of 15 or so - really surprised as I didn't think they would be visible from Edinburgh. Were not really all that bright and were only really visible for a few seconds each.

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I went outside at 915ish and saw at least 20 in a row - 3 or 4 visible at the same time in South London

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