How to see Starlink Satellite Constellation in the night sky. #starlink #spacex
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- Go to CalSky.com.
- Start by setting your location here. (You can view Starlink without making an account, but I would recommend it so you can save a location for later use)
- Click on ‘Satellites‘ then ‘Sat Library‘
- Select your duration at the top of the page for the amount of time you would like to see future fly-by’s. (I usually select ‘1 Week’)
- Type “starlink” in the or find a satellite by name or number box.
- Click on “Sighting Opportunities” (bookmark this page)
- Check the following boxes: (you can utilize others like transits/close encounters later on, but for the sole purpose of viewing use these)
- Show satellite passes
- Satellite must be illuminated
- Scroll back up to the top and click “GO” again to refresh.
- Scrolling down, you’ll see a list of the upcoming passes of the Starlink constellation.
- If you are confused by the 24h time format “21:36:42” that means 9:36:42pm. (12 + 9 = 21) There is an option to switch to the 12h format (9:36 pm) located on the page where you set your location. (#2 on that page)
- To know where to look, use the little map on the right side of each pass
- This image shows the satellites will be starting from the southwest direction, peaking in the southeast part of the sky ~45deg up or so (halfway to straight up), then going towards the northeast.
- Here’s another example: this one shows the satellites coming from northwest, going straight overhead, and towards the southeast. Starlink satellites will always be coming from the west and going east. (NW->SE & SW->NE, never from the east)
- If you’re not familiar with which way is North/South/East/West, grab a compass app on your phone’s app store to assist.
- Using the “another example” #2 map above as one: Appears = where the blue line starts (NW), Culmination = where the point of the blue arrow is (straight over your head), Disappears = where the blue line ends (SE) They are not always directly overhead, some may reach their peak height closer to the horizon, in one area of the sky (like #10, peaking in the SSE sky ~45° up)
Directions are from : https://www.tmahlmann.com/2019/05/how-to-watch-or-photograph-starlink/
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