Any people in Taipei County or Taoyuan County interested in Astronomy? I’ve been using my 10" telescope from the roof of my building, but was wondering if there were any groups or clubs that I might join.
Anyone know of good, convenient spots to observe from?
Another good app that I use is called Night Sky. It’s cool, too.
Also, tonight looks like a very good night to view the International Space Station which will go right over the top of northern Taiwan at 00:34 tonight (just into 9/23). I use another free Iphone app named GoISSWatch.
Here’s a screenshot which shows the pathway of the ISS as it travels over Taiwan tonight. The red circle indicates the area from which it can be viewed as it passes overhead.
The ISS will appear from the north western sky at 00:29:26 and will be directly overhead at 00:34:50 as it continues heading southeast and will be viewable until about 00:40:47 from Kenting.
Anyone here an astronomy buff or a telescope owner? I’m just an amateur and simply enjoy watching the ISS zip past on a clear night and also enjoy looking at the planets pass by as our world turns.
It’s a really clear night, so I’m going to drive down to the Baishawan Beach parking lot and watch the ISS flyover. I’ll take my bikini viewers (binoculars) and see if it can bring the action a little closer. I won’t be able to provide any good pictures, so have a look for yourself. If you have never seen the ISS pass overhead, tonight would be the night. It’s stunning. See you there!