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    International Space Station - 12/2/07

    My neighbor shot this with his EOS 40D through my 8" LX200 SCT (using a 40mm eyepiece for eyepiece projection) while I tracked ISS using the program Satellite Tracker. Making it a team effort seems to make the task much more managable. I took 5 of the best frames at the peak of the pass and stacked them, adjusted levels, and applied some unsharp masking to achieve the final image. It's interesting to see how out-of-whack that one solar panel is due to the faulty joint.
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    That is a great achievement to get detail on the ISS with it moving so fast. Excellent job!

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    Phenomenal resolution. I have never tried satelite tracking. Too afraid of knocking things over in the dark.

    Kind regards
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    Excellent result! Exposure times etc?

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    wow great shot
    Phil

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    Exposure was 1/200th at ISO 640.

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    NGC Hunter,
    Thanks for sharing this. Great job! Who authors the program you used? I am interested in checking into it.

    Thanks,
    Kent

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    Wonderful! Crazy detail!
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvwood View Post
    NGC Hunter,
    Thanks for sharing this. Great job! Who authors the program you used? I am interested in checking into it.

    Thanks,
    Kent
    Brent Boshart. I think the website is Heavenscape.com.

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    Wow thats some good resolution! I wish I had a neighbor like that

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    Excellent result ! Very good image.

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    wow, great photo, what was the "speed aperture" on your camera to capture the iss.!! or you attached the camera to directly on the telescope, how you took this image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntrack2 View Post
    wow, great photo, what was the "speed aperture" on your camera to capture the iss.!! or you attached the camera to directly on the telescope, how you took this image.
    It was directly attached. A 40mm Maxview eyepiece was directly screwed onto a t-ring on the canon, essentially an eyepiece projection setup.

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    A super fine catch of iss, Both did a fine job of capturing this fast moving object. Fine details - Super! Clear Skies

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