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Nigella Bryant

Solar transit of ISS today.

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Hi all, if I've correctly done the right coordinates the ISS will transit the Sun around 4.48 ish from the central line over Bristol UK and a few kilometers either side of that. I'm bang in the centre line so clouds permitting I'm going to try and get this using my lunt 60mm and zwo asi 120mm. Heads up for anyone else in this area. 

Tuesday 2019-08-13 16:48:33.81  •  Solar transit

ISS angular size: 38.71″; distance: 713.85 km
Angular separation: 4.2′; azimuth: 249.2°; altitude: 33.8°
Center line distance: 1.20 km; visibility path width: 9.22 km
Transit duration: 1.02 s; transit chord length: 30.4′

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Good luck Nigella! Look forward to seeing the pics if the cloud stays away.

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Captured the ISS in transit, clouds started across the sun b4 and threw my solar mount off centre a bit but definitely got the space station going across the solar disk. Now I have to process the image. Just some screen shots for now. Seems it was so fast I needed to speed up the captures as I've only managed to get two frames with the space station on them. Oh well. 

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I'll look forward to seeing the results !

I got my scope setup and on the Sun with a Herschel Wedge but I'm a few miles SW of the centre line so I have the feeling that it was a grazing flypast from here at best and very quick. Anyway I didn't see it but thanks for the "heads up" anyway :smiley:

 

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Well done! Not an easy thing to do.

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Great result ! :smiley:

Looking at the fly by "corridor" again I realise that I'm just off the edge of it hence the "no show" of the ISS for me. I'm glad you got it though.

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Good stuff Nigella, track was 130 kilometres from here :hmh:

Dave

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An incredible image! Well done.

It does look like a TIE fighter, but just remember, astrophotography has been referred to as the "Dark Side".

The force was with you.😁

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Up date, further looking at the avi I've managed to get 16 tiff files with the ISS crossing the solar disk, if anyone knows how I can put these together with gimp or CS2 I'd appreciate it.  Thanks for all the good comments.  I am chuffed to have captured it. 

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Excellent! due to the speed it travels at it’s a very difficult target to follow in a scope let alone image 👍

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After three days of playing with Photoshop I've managed to layer several images into one of the ISS solar transit. Here is my effort. Will post under solar imaging as well. Thanks for everyone's support and help with my huge learning curve with layering. 

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Congrats, very well done. I imagine this is a very hard object to capture. Job well done.

    Old Man   aka   Mike

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