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#1 FoxK

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:47 PM

Heya all....finally got some good results since a successful image last year lol...
Here's a still frame from the movie. The shuttle is attached at the bottom of the structure.

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Here's a mini preview of the full 1.4MB movie: Posted Image

The full size MOVIE is here:
http://i213.photobuc...-Originallg.gif

The ISS flew into my imagers' FOV 21 times, each time, I stacked the images in that small interval. The entire avi was >6000 frames and I chose to pick frames in the FOV that were at least 100 frames apart in order to preserve as much fluid motion as possible so, taking those 6000 frames and picking FOV passes at least 100 frames apart, I ended with the 21 frames to animate with PS Imageready.
Stacking was done with the new Registax 5.0...somehow, my settings now align the final stacks so after stacking, when I layered them all in PS, i didn't have to align them by hand...which is a great new plus.

Scope was an 80mm ED, 2x shorty barlow, and a DMK monochrome cam

The ISS ranged from around 700km to 370km at its epogee (°74)

Thanks for looking!

#2 chutch44

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:18 PM

Excellent catch. Very cool movie.

#3 iceman

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:15 PM

Fantastic result! Very well done!

#4 OMAR

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:30 AM

The best images of the ISS I've seen so far. Very nice.

#5 solshaker

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:45 AM

awesome Fox! the shuttle really stands out.

#6 Mike C

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:55 AM

That's an amazing sequence. Well captured!

#7 Kal

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for sharing FoxK, felt like I was watching a sci-fi movie there :D

#8 maverickf

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:50 AM

It's cool! I hope I could get it someday...

#9 FoxK

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:10 AM

Thanks all
You can Mav..its come to the point now where I'm going to get some images...its just the quality depends on the conditions, focusing etc. In other words, after a while, it all becomes second nature to get some images and their quality will depend on things largely out of your control as long as your focus is good so give it a try sometime

#10 sfugardi

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:33 PM

Fox, incredible movie! How you even kept the ISS in the field of view with a barlow is a feat in itself. Not sure I could even attempt this from my homemade dome with a small 20" opening. Thanks for posting the link

Regards,
Steve






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