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21-05-2012, 05:27 PM
I noticed a "slow moving star" high in the west last night, thinking it must be a satellite I turned around to grab the scope but when I turned back it had disappeared. Is it usual for satellites to appear and disappear like that?
21-05-2012, 06:03 PM
It all depends on how long the satellite is in the Sun's light as seen from your location. The satellites altitude and orbit are also factors.
Check out Heavens Above:
This site will give you timings for satellites. Check out the ISS on its next visible pass.
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