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Offline grythumn

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Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« on: 11/12/2018 09:11 pm »
I just booked my hotel room for NG-10. Anyone else headed out to the eastern shore?

I have a new toy, a 200-600mm lens... hopefully seeing will be good at that time of day. Plan to go to Old Ferry.

Launch time is 4:49 EST, before astronomical dawn.

-Bob

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2018 09:25 pm »
I can't find a viewing chart from NG for NG-10, so here's the one from OA-9:


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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #2 on: 11/12/2018 09:59 pm »
For reference, jmsjr's excellent map:

http://goo.gl/maps/7SDDv

The Arbuckle Neck Rd site has been closed for the last several launches.

-Bob

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #3 on: 11/13/2018 01:47 am »
Here's the NG-10 viewing chart, from a @NASA_Wallops tweet:



I prefer the directly-overhead view, personally.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #4 on: 11/13/2018 02:22 am »
I was at the ferry dock for OA-5 & OA-8 and I'll probably be there this time. For OA-9 I tried a new [to me] location near a residential neighborhood 3 miles south of the pad, just to change things up and get away from the crowds. It worked, but it was a pretty lonely experience all by myself.

The ISS will be passing high overhead at 5:06 AM (about 17 min after T-0) on Thursday morning. It would be really cool to combine two, long exposure shots of the launch streak and ISS flyby. If that doesn't work out, I have a 1500mm telescope to get some close-up photos. Here's a liftoff shot from OA-9, for example.

I'm supposed to fly to Atlanta late on Friday. With my luck, weather will push the launch to Saturday and I'll miss it  :-\  At least it looks like it won't be below freezing like last year!

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #5 on: 11/13/2018 01:54 pm »
Credit to Northrop Grumman for the graphic attached. The five-minute launch window opens at 4:49 am EST on Thursday, Nov. 15th.
« Last Edit: 11/13/2018 01:57 pm by dgates »
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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #6 on: 11/13/2018 05:38 pm »
I am driving down Weds night and crossing my fingers and toes the weather holds out. Have to drive back for work Thursday so I hope we have a launch. :-)

Ferry dock is my go to place for now. Sevenry maybe I will bump into you at the dock.  :)

Just saw this post on the site. https://blogs.nasa.gov/northropgrumman/2018/11/13/l-2-forecast-30-percent-favorable
« Last Edit: 11/13/2018 05:47 pm by FXM »

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #7 on: 11/14/2018 03:08 pm »

Delayed 24 hours for weather. That's what I get for renting a hotel room in advance. :/

Doesn't look much better for Friday, but odds are much better on Saturday. (Also better for random sailboats..)

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #8 on: 11/14/2018 10:40 pm »
Here's hoping the Friday forecast improves. That will be my only opportunity.

In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out if any part of the launch could theoretically be seen from Atlanta, GA. According to FlightClub's trajectory simulation, I might be able to catch a glimpse of it above the horizon if conditions are especially clear on Saturday. Maybe.

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #9 on: 11/15/2018 03:41 pm »
From the Facebook Site

https://www.facebook.com/NASAWFF/

"Rain, rain go away. Due to inclement weather, the launch of the Northrop Grumman Corporation CRS-10 mission has been rescheduled for for Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4:01 a.m."


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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #10 on: 11/17/2018 03:47 pm »
The view from Long Island, New York this morning was really amazing!
Flames appeared reddish-orange.
Saw about a minute and a half of flight followed by first stage shut-down.

« Last Edit: 11/17/2018 04:29 pm by TJL »

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Re: Cygnus NG-10 VIEWING
« Reply #11 on: 11/18/2018 01:53 pm »
Here are a couple taken from the Old Ferry Dock. Should mention there was construction at the dock we still could view, looks like the boat ramp was being replaced. The police did swing by but never stopped, so I guess it was ok to stay at the site, which of course everyone did. ;-)


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