Monday, February 2, 2015

International Space Station over Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple Kerala INDIA

Above image is the passage of International Space Station over Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple in Kerala, India. You can see the brightest planet, Venus just above the temple.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.The temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams (Holy abodes of Vishnu).It is believed that Lord Vishnu’s idol was found in this place.In this temple Lord Vishnu can be seen in a state of sleep on Sheshnaag.The idol of this temple is made up of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining Lord.The temple has blend of Dravidian and Kerala architecture styles.It has become as one of the richest temples in India with more than 1 lakh crore rupees of worth treasures.

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Interpreting the Data

The text listing is in a column format, a sample of which is shown below:
 

Satellite Local
(date/time)
Duration
(min)
Max Elevation
(deg)
Approach
(deg-dir)
Departure
(deg-dir)
ISS Sun Feb 1, 7:06 PM 4 42 37 above W 10 above NNE

Image of a graphic showing how to locate a satellite during a viewing opportunity.
The left column is the satellite. The next column is the local date and the local time. The third column gives the duration, or the length of time in minutes the spacecraft is expected to be visible, assuming a clear sky. The fourth column gives the maximum elevation the vehicle will achieve above the horizon (90 degrees is directly overhead). The fifth column tells the direction and elevation at which the spacecraft will become visible initially. The sixth column gives the direction and elevation at which the spacecraft will disappear from view.
This sighting opportunity is illustrated in the figure below:

Image above: Satellite sighting graphic shows how to locate a satellite during a viewing opportunity. 

Credit: Richard Czentorycki (RSIS)/NASA.

Viewing Tips

For best results, observers should look in the direction and at the elevation shown in the appearing column at the time listed. Because of the speed of an orbiting vehicle, telescopes are not practical. However, a good pair of field binoculars may reveal some detail of the structural shape of the spacecraft.
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