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if you can see it,you can image it! (iss)

Post by yobbo89 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Hi all!, another image of the space station!, my 4th attempt i believe, 2 of them successful .

10'' skywatcher dob , asi290mm, 2x barlow (2.4m fl) .

3 frames stacked
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space station
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Things i've learnt , remember the camera setting from last session tweak them next time round,frame rate,frame rate,frame rate!` i think was down to 3-4 ms /160 fps and it's flying past that camera chip almost smearing the capture.

use your viewfinder scope only (150-200mm fl) after you initially find it with a red dot.

directly above overhead is the only chance to get anything clear due the atmospheric turbulence ,it plays havoc on this target.
angling your camera chip length ways to the travel direction so you get easier pings of the target landing on the chip (helps for small camera chips)

(i don't think there is a subcategory of satellite imaging,i'll just have to put it in solar system)
scopes :gso/bintel f4 12"trust tube, bresser messier ar127s /skywatcher 10'' dob,meade 12'' f10 lx200 sct
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Re: if you can see it,you can image it! (iss)

Post by Thefatkitty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:12 pm

That is freakin' awesome; great catch!! :clap:

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Re: if you can see it,you can image it! (iss)

Post by Bigzmey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 pm

Nice catch!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 8" SCT F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3, Mak 127mm F12; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec prism, Clicklock; TeleVue: Evebrite. Filters: Lumicon, Baader, Astronomik. DSO tally: 1490 (Completed: M110, H1, H2. In progress: H3: 168, H2,500: 1087, S110: 77). Doubles: 857, Comets: 13, Asteroids: 62
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Re: if you can see it,you can image it! (iss)

Post by bladekeeper » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:49 am

Great catch, Rob!
Scopes: Apertura AD12 f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8; iOptron MC90 f/13.3; Orion ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen Polaris
Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett Gemini 12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

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