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that is a fantasic effort, especially for a single frame, did you wait for it to pass through the field of view or try and follow it?

This is my second 'acceptable' shot in three attempts at the ISS so hoping for better if I can get directly overhead. This one was at 63 deg. First I focused on a bright star then set the camera to continuous. I then lay on my back and positioned my legs so that they helped support the weight of the telescope/camera and followed the ISS across the sky keeping the shutter depressed whenever I could see it in the viewfinder. Not the most comfortable or elegant position but it seems to work. That gave me about 100 shots to sift through of which about 5 were OK.. This was the best of those. The shot was then cropped, sharpened a little and histogram tweeked.

Have practiced following planes across the sky during the day which has definitely helped aiming the scope. Could try using finderscope next time.

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So you are saying this is a single frame, not a stack? Well, that is superb! I'd take my hat off to you if I were wearing one. :icon_salut:

Correct, it is a single shot/frame NOT a stack. Bet you're glad you didn't say you would eat your hat.  :smiley:

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This is my second 'acceptable' shot in three attempts at the ISS so hoping for better if I can get directly overhead. This one was at 63 deg. First I focused on a bright star then set the camera to continuous. I then lay on my back and positioned my legs so that they helped support the weight of the telescope/camera and followed the ISS across the sky keeping the shutter depressed whenever I could see it in the viewfinder. Not the most comfortable or elegant position but it seems to work. That gave me about 100 shots to sift through of which about 5 were OK.. This was the best of those. The shot was then cropped, sharpened a little and histogram tweeked.

Have practiced following planes across the sky during the day which has definitely helped aiming the scope. Could try using finderscope next time.

Dave that is ace - im just trying to picture your setup! I only have a 2.5x powermate (1.5 inch diameter) - is the 2x two inches in diameter and thus fits between the focusser and the camera itself? And no mount for scope in this situation?

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Dave that is ace - im just trying to picture your setup! I only have a 2.5x powermate (1.5 inch diameter) - is the 2x two inches in diameter and thus fits between the focusser and the camera itself? And no mount for scope in this situation?

Hi, set up as follows:-

ED 80 + 2"(50mm) extension + 2" (50mm) TV 2x Powermate with black portion removed and TV T-Ring added + Canon T-Ring + Camera

No mount, hand held with knees to support as described above.

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