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Watch the ISS go overhead TONIGHT!!!

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

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    Of course :D
     
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    anything to do with space chris and im there mate :D
     
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    i'm going to try and set up my camera tonight to capture it. Have just rung my Mum and Dad to tell them to have a look. I saw on that site you linked to some actual photos of the space station- were they taken from earth? what kind of magnification would you need to see that?
     
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    not huge 200x probly but the tracking is thr challenge
     
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    back to jupiter, is it ESE?

    and what aperture and shutter speed would you use for the ISS- i;ll be using my 18-55 too

    thanks:hug2:
     
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    Jupiter is south to SW and is gone by about midnight is is so bright it is the first thing to appear and is visible by roughly 7.30

    with the iss i would use it on a tripod set at 18mm test manual focus first on stars before the passes iso 200-400 and bulb exposure for 1-2 minutes
     
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    yikes i've never done a bulb exposure before! manual is now out :lol:
     
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    the pases tonight are not quite as good as last night - the fist will be in almost daylight and wil appear feint and the magnitude of the second pass will be quite a bit dimmer than last night by the look of it - -1.7 which is still pretty bright ( the lower the brighter)

    also will be quite a bit shorter than last night as well with the shadow being closer to overhead
     
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    it was fainter tonight as predicted and it faded quicker, i took the camera out and tripod on the right setting but when i looked through the view finder i couldn't see a blooming thing so i took and educated guess. I thought that the ISS was going out of view so i moved the camera so thats why its so short a trail, i'll know for next time- great learning curve thanks chris

    here's my first attempt at space photography :lol:

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    It was very cool seeing Jupiter tonight at around 7 o'clock when it was still fairly light out. DS was so excited when he realised what he was seeing :D
     
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    Managed to video the early evening pass, it was extremely bright in the sky here. Will try and post a link to it as soon as possible.
     
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    did you find the bulb setting julie, id never heard of it until last night lol, but there you go you learn something new everyday :D
     
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    Awesome my madness is spreading :D
     
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    i think your right there chris :D

    all these brill photos has got the passion for space going again :D
     
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    I feel left out of this 'cos we don't get those views up here in Scotland. Is there any time we could see anything passing over or is it all down in the south?:(
     
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    piglet put your location in this and have a look to see whaen you can see it

    http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys/index_coords.php
     
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    Yeah, tried that yesterday Mick and unfortunately Morayshire isn't on the drop down list so I guess it can't be seen from so far up here :mad:
     
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    no i didn't lol, but i looked it up in the index of the manual and it took me straight to it. I may go out again tonight to try and do it properly if the clouds go away.
     
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    im going to do the same i didnt have time to go out last night i cooked my dinner at the wrong time so i bloody missed it lol

    have you got a remote to use as well?
     

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