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I did it again! ISS

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A direct overhead pass for Somerset on 12th December meant the stations pass was a dead straight line. This meant I could manually track my dobsonian with webcam attached in one axis (alt) and not worry about awkward jittery movements in azm.

Around 2 minutes of movie @10fps got me around 20 frames with the station in it. I am delighted with the results. You can clearly see the two operational solar panels on the left and the 3rd "stationary" panel on the right that has a broken joint at the moment.

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Matt

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WOW! Thats the best shot of the ISS I think I've seen outside of NASA!

Awesome work! :icon_jokercolor:

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Congrats Matt - that is far and away the best image I have seen of the ISS anywhere. I had a look around a while ago when I was going to have a go and never found anything even remotely like yours. I managed one with my 350D and 120mm frac, but its not even close! :icon_jokercolor::embarassed:

I assume you used a webcam - out of interest, how did you focus it in time?

Trev

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Even more impressive when Matt turns up at the local AS meeting with the photo in hand just 2 hours after the ISS went over! :salute:

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Thanks Gene all part of the service :salute: :icon_jokercolor:

Thanks all for your very kind comments. Great to confirm it's not just a bright light up there and we are indeed looking at the ISS. When complete it will be one of the greatest technological / engineering achievements of our time IMO.

Matt

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Absolutely cracking shot Matt you must be chuffed to bits with that shot. I can picture you at that :icon_jokercolor: eureka :embarassed: moment when you realised that you had caught it with such clarity.

:salute: Hats off to you

Kevin

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That's an awesome shot - it must have taken some real skill given how fast that thing moves.

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