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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:58 am 
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Managed to grab the ISS at it crossed my southern horizon last night at 6:57 p.m.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12801949@N02/5505197735/

Click on actions in the above link and view all sizes to see the large size where the trail is more visible.

Now going to try and run before I can walk. Will try to capture the ISS itself with the Canon 5D Megrez 80mm scope and a 5x Barlow. Will almost certainly end up a disaster - I'll let you know.

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Yep Greg, we want to see the ISS itself and whether there's a Shuttle docked or not!


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oooh , looking at your shot I once caputured a similar random photo of the sky showing an exceptionally longer streak than all the other stars, could that have meant I accidently shot a satellite ? I can't wait for a close up shot !

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Hi Gordon,
As predicted - this evening was a complete and utter disaster (this is going to be a tough project!!). But to make matters MUCH worse I think the shuttle might have been following the ISS (I can't think of what other bright object would have been trailing the ISS in exactly the same orbit). And of course I got damn all :cry: :cry: :cry: As you probably know the shuttle ain't gonna be flying any more so I probably also just lost a unique photographic opportunity - story of my life.
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your shots always amaze me Greg.

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I did have a go - badly - in the past. Too long a shutter speed so all I got was a motion shake trail. Wonder if it'll be close enough just to pre-focus on infinity and set a fast shutter. Then spray and pray as it flies through the sky. I'd give it another go if I wasn't so lazy to look up when it is visible.

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Thank you Wolfsong :D
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Nicely captured.

Last night we could also see the shuttle discovery leading the ISS as it made its way back to Earth for the last time.

Id be interested to see what shots you get of the ISS. I have read some articles on another forum which suggest how to achieve this. I think, in short it involves a steady hand for manual tracking, and a lot of shots, or even better recording an avi and stacking.

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Hi Lee,

Yes it was an amazing sight last night - pity I didn't get a decent image. Only salvation is there is a repeat (shorter) performance on Wednesday night - but who knows what the cloud situation will be.

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Greg, I would hardly say the image posted above was less than excellent!!!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with next :)

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Hi Lee,
No - it all went wrong last night (Monday night) when I saw both the ISS and the shuttle - that's where the photography all went pear-shaped (due mostly to my stupidity) and I got no result :cry:
The image at the top here I got on Sunday night - unfortunately no separate shuttle that night for the photo.
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Ah right Im with you. Im sure you will get there in the end :D

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Take a look tonight to see the shuttle and the ISS (if you have clear skies) shuttle 6:36 ISS 6:41 from Bournemouth.
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