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Can you see the space shuttle with a telescope?

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2009-05-14 14:52:15

actually you can, but it all depends on the weather. In 2006,

you could see Discovery docking with the International Space

Station during the twilight hours in clear weather.

"The appearance of either the Space Shuttle or the International

Space Station moving across the sky is not in itself unusual. Truth

be told, on any clear evening within a couple of hours of local

sunset and with no optical aid, you can usually spot several

orbiting Earth satellites creeping across the sky like moving

stars. Satellites become visible only when they are in sunlight and

the observer is in deep twilight or darkness. This usually means

shortly after dusk or before dawn".

http://www.space.com/spacewatch/060629_shuttle_spotting.html


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