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This is the first time I've tried to view an ISS daylight lunar transit and to be honest I wasn't expecting to see anything, it came as a big surprise that the ISS was brighter than the moon

I thought it was going to be a dim silhouette, maybe it was because the sun was at the same altitude 80 degrees away? Calsky had the mag as -2.5

Well I only just caught it at the bottom of the frame, Sanmatt also captured a widefield video of it and my wife saw it easily in binoculars, has anyone else tried this?

Mel

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Nice capture. What kit were you using for this?

Thanks Freddie

It was a standard Canon 600D in x3 HD movie mode through a William Optics FLT110 (the video is croppped a bit)

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