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ISSTracking


Astralstroll
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Having previously tracked it through the finderscope on my equatorially mounted C8 (with a DSLR shooting through the main scope) I tracked the 23.38 pass last night (a short one starting up in the SSE) through the eyepiece of the C8 at a magnification of about 113x. The glare from the solar panels made it difficult to see much apart from the overall shape, but what really surprised me was how easy it was to keep it in the field of view.

It really made me wonder whether I might be able to rig up a bigger guidescope with a diagonal, in the hope of getting a better strike rate with shooting through the main scope. When I'm scrabbling around on the ground trying to view through a straight-through 9x50 finder it's hard to keep the ISS on the cross hairs.

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