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ISS - unplanned photo opportunity

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On September 18th 2020, I was observing Jupiter through my C8, with 26mm eyepiece and had my Sony A9 attached for eyepiece projection when I noticed the ISS make a pass overhead. 

I set my A9 to 1/800 sec and ISO 2000 and was able to capture a pic by hand guiding my guidescope and keeping the ISS on the crosshairs.

I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome,  comments welcome at my first attempt at imaging the ISS.


1601503400145_20200918-DSC07319 Space Station.jpg

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All my attempts so far have been disappointing, but it just makes me keep trying.

After a moments thought, I wondered so I'm asking, did you use your focus on Jupiter for the ISS or how did you get it in focus?

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Yes, I used my same focus on Jupiter for the ISS too.  in fact, I was just finishing focusing on Jupiter with a Bahtinov mask when I saw the ISS start across the sky.  I took about 20 pics over a couple of minutes.   This one pic was the sharpest of the bunch.  I think I just got lucky, but I was pressing the shutter and keeping the ISS centered in the finderscope, at the same time. 

Kind Regards,



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