Clear night for the ISS.

Atmos

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A clear night, perfect for the ISS. I screwed up the first pass and waited another 90mins till 2:25
am for a second go. I'm glad I did. The best shot of the ISS I've ever taken.

IMG_7091.jpg
 

Zone

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So what camera/lens combo were you using; impressive regardless
 

Atmos

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So what camera/lens combo were you using; impressive regardless
Thanks.

I was using a 24mp Canon D200 with 100-400mm Canon L lens and a 2x Canon Teleconverter.

No doubt a Telescope would get much more detail but it’s still fun to see what a DSLR can do.
 

1080 jawbreaker

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tonight is a good chance to catch it 00:03 - 00:07, 01:37 - 01:44 and 3:13 - 3:20

no long lens though so its just a pixel in the sky for me
 

Atmos

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I don’t think you can pre focus the ISS because it’s either getting closer to you or further away. The way I do it is to take a shot every 2-3 seconds and refocus every shot. It’s a bit hit and miss but it’s better to do that than end up with 100 shots all slightly out of focus. The ISS is hard work.

Even with a 400mm lens and 2x teleconverter the ISS still looks like a pixel through the viewfinder. It’s only when you crop on the PC do you realise if you have anything worth while.

And as good as my L Lens is it’s not built to focus precisely on a space object like a telescope is so I feel lucky to get anything worth showing.

But it’s all good fun and I look forward to seeing other members shots of the ISS and planets.
 

Zone

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I wouldn't have thought you could capture so much detail looking at Saturn so Kudos on that
 

noiseboy72

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Very nice.
Depending upon cloud cover I'm planning to have a go with my telescope tonight. It's 450mm focal length and I use a 2x barlow lens to connect the camera to the telescope.

This was a picture of the comet last night without any zoom:

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1080 jawbreaker

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I had a go at Neowise last night, to much light polution and not enough zoom
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1080 jawbreaker

Well-known Member
Nice.

I’ve still not seen it yet.
i couldnt see it with my naked eye, just looked like a faint star. Had cloud cover but got lucky last night.
All i did was find the big dipper then take a pic below it to track it down. I used Google earth pro to find were to look. THe place i wanted to capture it from was blanketed in cloud so had to head to the coast.

was a good night to capture the ISS last night, i hoped to get them both in the shot but it was not to be.
 
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