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Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Sep 26, 2008.

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    the maximum exposure on my canon is 30s which would be ok for a short ISS trail but you need the cable for longer plus the camera wont wobble with the camer - sorry about the FOV question Nut forgot to answer - but if you use the 18-55mm lens - it would have to be set on 18

    Like I said its all trial and error so dont be upset if it doesn't work first time - it rarely - does - has anyone played the movie on the link I posted - that blew me away _ i've seen detail on the ISS but that was awesome - just waiting for the next ISS/shuttle merge that would be a good photo to take :D
     
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    yep absolutely AMAZING!
     
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    Of course one day I want this through the solar scope ( this is not my image)

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    The ISS and Atlantis
     
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    O M G!!!!!!

    yeah ok, thats just a little bit special :D
     
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    i didnt mean i got batteries for 15 quid i meant the cordless remote :)

    i think im gonna need as much help as i can get :lol:


    ok the widest lens i have is the 17-35 sigma aspherical hsm

    ok im :confused: on the infinity part, hang on and i will show you :)
     
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    this is the 17-35, so would it need to be set to 17 and 8 as it is now

    sorry for the dumb ass Q'S :lol:

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    Skywatcher, thank you so very much for sharing your passion for space with us. We'd never know about these wonderful opportunities if you hadn't brought them to the "party." :hug1: You're a terrific friend to all of us here. :hug1:
     
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    OMG thats awesome :yes:
     
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    That photo is totally WOW! Now I want a super duper massive zoom lens! I'm so techical today!
    I use bulb for fireworks shots. I just need to remember the tripod. :lol:
     
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    yep set it on 17 mick - manual focus. tonight when jupiter is out or you can see a couple of stars - go out and manually focus on the stars - this is not easy but when you get it - stop and don't touch it - its usually all the way to one end and back a bit - don't use autofocus
     
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    yep got that thanks. focus at which end 0.5 or 8? and thats it im set

    thx chris
     
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    it will be obvious wen you are looking through the viewfinder :D

    good luck guys and again PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if any of you guys see anything
     
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    Im all excited :lol: it's crazy but I'm looking at the clock all the time
     
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    I've been telling my boy about it on the way home from school. I think he thinks he is going to see this big spaceship in full detail. (Hes thinking Star Wars)
     
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    OK this is far from brilliant but its what you will see

    [YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wg3XcOb1cmE&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wg3XcOb1cmE&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]
     
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    Try and use the heavans above star charts to get your bearings so you don't miss at and make sure your watch is bang on :D

    I bet its clouded out now after all the build up
     
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    totally clear skies here at the mo :fingers: for tonight :D
     
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    Thanks for video Chris - it's good to know what I am looking for :yes:
     
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    it was really good watching the ISS and the SS chasing it lisa :D
     
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    I will take the dog to the park at the end of our road tonight - it's very open there and i will get a good view hopefully and I know which way is West :D
     

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