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A still from the video of the ISS transiting the Sun at 12:38 today. One of the 13 frames the ISS is visible on

captured with my 4" f11 refractor modified for Solar Ha imaging and a DMK21 mono camera running at 60fps

High cloud hasn't helped at all but I'm quite pleased with the results.

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and a stacked image of the ISS using 10 of the 13 images captured

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the video will be online at Youtube and is currently being processed by their system so the quality will gradually improve and always viewing on the Youtube site is recommended.

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Well done. That's excellent. Really nice to pick up the sunspots as well.

James

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Awesome! You got it. I did keep my fingers crossed you would get clear skies.

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Great stuff. :)

Is that the first time you have caught it?

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Great stuff. :)

Is that the first time you have caught it?

First time I've tried a Solar transit, normally I shoot the ISS as a trail across the sky with a wideangle lens. It's a bit different with a scope lol

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That's a really nice image/vid. Good job. It needs to come below the clouds for me !!!!

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First time I've tried a Solar transit, normally I shoot the ISS as a trail across the sky with a wideangle lens. It's a bit different with a scope lol

Oops, transit is what I meant.

Looks like it was all over pretty quickly, blink and you'd miss it.

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Oops, transit is what I meant.

Looks like it was all over pretty quickly, blink and you'd miss it.

I captured 13 frames with it on at 60 frames per second so it was in view less than 1/4 second at the magnification I was using

The sunspot is AR1520

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Fantastic! That's really good Kev.. nice framing too.
I wasn't completely sure I'd get the sunspot and ISS in the frame together. I was lucky this time :)

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Brilliant. That really is one of the best ISS transit captures ever.

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Absolutely superbbbbbbbbbbb Kev

What shutter speed did you use ?

Don

I pushed the gain up to 300, shutter was 1/1250 and gamma 140. If the cloud cover had gone away I would of pushed the shutter higher

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Thanks Kev

I'm hoping to try for a transit on Friday - if the weather ever clears up !

Having looked at your website I'm really in awe now !!!!

You certainly are a master of technique

Regards

Don

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Thanks Kev

I'm hoping to try for a transit on Friday - if the weather ever clears up !

Having looked at your website I'm really in awe now !!!!

You certainly are a master of technique

Regards

Don

good luck with the weather Don. Ps keep up the frame rate, I was shooting at 60fps and only captured the iss 13 times it really motors lol

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I had a play with the images with the ISS on and ran them through Registax 6 and managed to pull this out of it.

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