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13 years 2 months ago #89215 by Frank Ryan
Whoa! The ISS flare last night as seen from here in Shannon
was around Mag -8!

My Astrophotography
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13 years 2 months ago #89218 by Graham
All I did for the pics was stick the camera on a steady tripod,
Stuck on a wide angle lens,
Camera on manual,
ISO 100,
Aperature as open as it goes, for me it was F2.8
Shutter at 30secs,
Focus on manual to a bright star,

When you see the ISS just compose the photo quicky and click the shutter... and dont kick the tripod like I did! :P

when the shutter opens, re-align and take another shot! :)

and even better its around our skies for bright passes for a while!

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13 years 2 months ago #89224 by martinus
Awesome stuff, thanks for the heads up (missed the ISS though, really should keep a list of pass times for myself).

Without sounding too thick, is there a reliable way of determining what time it will be visible from here? (If it's visible at all).

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13 years 2 months ago #89227 by Graham
Absolutly! Check out heavans-above.com,
put in your location coordinates, you can get them from google earth if you dont have a gps, or even your rough location i.e. 'Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland'.
and you can find out exactly when the ISS (as well as other satellities) is going to pass (unless they change their path but unlikely).

Then when you have the time and their location in the sky go outside with a compass and predict where it will be just incase a house is too tall or a tree is going to be in the way so you can move if need to.

There are a few other ways but personally this works for me! :)

All clouded up at the moment... not looking good for todays pass's so far! :(
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13 years 2 months ago #89228 by dave_lillis
Thanksfor that Eamonn,
I was completely blown away last by the brightness and colour time we saw this.

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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13 years 2 months ago #89255 by eamonn125



My first attempt at astrophotography on sts 124.Lots of room for improvment on Friday night !!
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