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Satellite Observation

The links listed below will take you to Heavens Above Satellite Visibility Page, a site that calculates the appearance of various satellites and spacecraft for the specific latitude and longitude. For most satellites, the exact location of the observer is not necessary... times may vary only a few minutes between locations (let us say, between Acacia Ridge and Jimboomba Roadhouse for the appearance of the International Space Station). However if an observer wishes to see Iridium Flares (the sunlight flashing from the antenna of Iridium Satellites) an accurate position is required. This database below is intended to assist observation of Iridium Flares, from locations that I have determined with a Global Positioning System.

Visitors will note that most locations concentrate around some Western Brisbane suburbs, this is because I generally work in those areas. Other locations are places I have visited, and submissions from visitors to this site. I will update this `page as I build my database of positions. I recommend that observers determine the closest location to yourself from my database (or if you have access to a GPS and a correct position, you might wish to edit your position) and visit the associated link. I had intended to place a map on this page as an image map, but it would prove too unwieldy...

Hmmm this page could be said to be unwieldy too :-)

In the interest of providing better service to other visitors, I would like to ask any guests who have accurate positions not listed in my database to send me an e-mail listing the: Suburb, Street (or landmark), Latitude and Longitude (or a link to the relevant page at Heavens Above).



Acacia Ridge (Kilkenny St)
Anstead General Store (Hawksbury Rd at Mt Crosby Rd)
Ashgrove (Waterworks Rd at Coopers Camp Rd)

Bardon (Outlook Crescent)
Bellbowrie Village Shopping Centre
Brookfield Showground
Browns Plains, Grand Plaza

Camp Duckadang (near Linville)
Canungra (Flesser's Bakery)
Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill Rd at Moggill Rd)
Chapel Hill, Green Hill Resevoir
Clayfield (Toombul Shoppingtown)
Colleges Crossing Recreational Reserve

Dreamworld (Gold Coast Highway)

East Ipswich (Vivian St)

Fig Tree Pocket (Western Freeway)
Fig Tree Pocket, Biambi Yumba Park
Forest Lake (the lake)

Greenbank (Campbell Rd)

Hazeldean (Stanley River Environmental Education Centre, near Kilkoy)
Helensvale (Gold Coast Highway)

Indooroopilly (Nudgee Junior College)

Jimboomba Roadhouse (Mt Lindsay Highway)

Karana Downs, Heritage Park (College Rd)
Karana Downs Shopping Village (College Rd at Tanderra Way)
Karana Downs (Mt Crosby Rd at Tanderra Way)
Kelvin Grove State High School
Kholo Crossing

Lake Manchester Reserve

Mt Crosby State School
Moggill (Qld Mounted Police, Hawksbury Rd)
Mt Crosby (Mt Crosby Rd at Lake Manchester Rd)
Mt Crosby (Mt Crosby Rd at Stumers Rd)
Mt Coot-tha Lookout
Mt Gravatt (Wilclarke St)
Mt Ommany Resevoir

Nathan, QEII Stadium
Nerang (Gold Coast Highway)

O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse
Ormeau (Gold Coast Highway)

Paddington Hill Resevoir (Garfield St)
Park Ridge Village
Pimpama (Gold Coast Highway)
Pinjarra Hills, Rafting Ground Reserve
Priestdale Lagoons
Pullenvale (Grandview Rd at Pullenvale Rd)
Pullenvale (Lisk St)
Pullenvale (Huntingdale St)
Pullenvale State School

Redbank (Brisbane St)
Red Hill (Bronco Leagues Club)
Rothwell, Grace Lutheran College

St Lucia (University of Queensland, Carmody Rd)
Slacks Creek (Compton Rd at Kingston Rd)
Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre

Taringa (Swann Rd at Moggill Rd)
The Gap (Payne Rd at Waterworks Rd)
The Grange, Eildon Hill Resevoir
Toowong Cemetary
Toowong Village Shoppingtown



Sandy Bay

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