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

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

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

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

Nice catch!
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
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Post by bladekeeper » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:49 am

Great catch, Rob!
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Scopes: Apertura AD12 f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; iOptron MC90 f/13.3; Orion ST80A f/5; ES ED80 f/6; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
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Post by Hankmeister3 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:43 am

Capturing satellite images looks like a lot more fun than shooting trap … and a hundred times harder! I've never attempted to purposefully image a satellite, or an asteroid for that matter. Though I do have images of both. Of course I'm not exactly delighted when a satellite serendipitously ruins a perfectly good DSO image. In fact I have an image of a satellite that tracked right through the hole of the Ring Nebula! I'll have to dredge that up and post it here some week.

Pretty cool and you must have the patience of a cat on a hunt to reel that image of the ISS in. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by yobbo89 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:49 pm

cheers for the comments, i guess the iss and hubble are the only pair of satellites that are allowed to streak into my images ahaha, the iss on a hand pushed dob isn't for the faint hearted, takes practice and many attempts ,there are certainly a lot better images done with the same technique from others, i was happy with this one.
scopes :gso/bintel f4 12"trust tube, bresser messier ar127s /skywatcher 10'' dob,meade 12'' f10 lx200 sct
cameras : asi 1600mm-c/asi1600mm-c,asi120mc,prostar lp guidecam, nikkon d60, sony a7,asi 290 mm
mounts : eq6 pro/eq8/ (upcoming : mesu 200 v2)
filters : 2'' astronomik lp/badder lrgb h-a,sII,oIII,h-b,Baader Solar Continuum, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter.
extras : skywatcher f4 aplanatic cc, Baader MPCC MKIII Coma Corrector,Orion Field Flattener,zwo 1.25''adc.starlight maxi 2" 9x filter wheel
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