View Full Version : ISS solar pannels 4-7-13,Orl,FL,USA

2013-Apr-09, 02:24 PM
What i got from a second day ISS pass over Florida,i use a 8 inch f10 scope on a alt-az mount with the tracking rate set to "7". A 25mm lens in a eyepiece projection kit mounted to a canonT3i set at 1/400 ISO1600 with added remote button for shutter activation. First night was a bust with close-ups, the second night i got alot frames an stacked about 5-6 each of the photo's posted below. focus still wasn't perfect but close enough for solar pannel detail at there max solar flares. I can see it through the camera's viewer too. Neat thing to try when it passes over head,works for all other satelites too.Below,4-6-13,9:30pm pass (in the backyard), then 4-7-13,9:30pm est pass (in the front yard),an the Telescope shots.Think i got all 3 major ISS solar pannels at full solar flare.

2013-Apr-09, 02:29 PM
The second and third close-ups are pretty nice.

2013-Apr-10, 11:29 AM
Very nice! SHot 4 is awesome!