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#1 AstroDan77

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:44 PM

Although the outcome will likely prove futile I'd like to at least attempt some ISS Sun and or Moon transit observations and or photographs. Any good prediction websites or software out there?

Also, if anyone has experience with this feel free to add your stories.

Thanks all,
Dan

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

Hi Dan

Here is 2 sites I use.
n2yo.com
heavens-above.com

I use a handful of tools.
stellarium.org for PC and Mac
Orbitron - Satellite Tracking System - stoff.pl

If you can get a few apps for your cell phone, iPad or tablet.

I use is Satellite Safari and Sky Safari Pro

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

hands down calsky.com

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:12 PM

Thanks MessiTom

calsky.com is good too, totally forgot about this one ;)

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:06 AM

hands down calsky.com


Definitely. Calsky has a section just for transits.

obin :jump:

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:09 AM

CalSky....has to be the BEST! :waytogo:

#7 AstroDan77

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:12 AM

Hah, pretty unanimous I'd say! Thanks everyone, that's 1/10 of the battle hehe.

#8 Tom Polakis

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

Although the outcome will likely prove futile I'd like to at least attempt some ISS Sun and or Moon transit observations and or photographs. Any good prediction websites or software out there?

Also, if anyone has experience with this feel free to add your stories.



Dan,

Your outcome will not be futile if you use CalSky, and plan out an observing site with Google Earth. Remember that it will take the ISS less than a second to transit either the Sun or Moon.

I took these images thanks to CalSky.

Tom

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#9 AstroDan77

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Holy cow Tom that's amazing.....how do you catch that many shots in that time? Oh, I have a D90.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

I'll be giving an ISS/First Quarter Moon transit a shot from Southern Indiana tonight with a Short Tube 80 and my Nikon D90, wish me luck...
Clear skies,
Bill

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Around 6set I was out looking at the getting ready to find jupiter in the day time since its so close to the moon and something flew in front of the moon and the sun was glistening off the front. Very cool. Now I have to look it up.

I tried to take a cell phone a focal shoot of jupiter....

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#12 PhaedrusUpshaw

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

I'll be giving an ISS/First Quarter Moon transit a shot from Southern Indiana tonight with a Short Tube 80 and my Nikon D90, wish me luck...
Clear skies,
Bill

It wasn’t even an hour after this post that the clouds rolled in, thick clouds, heavy clouds, clouds that obscured even the sun. Such is the nature of our hobby…






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