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AstroDan77
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ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new
      #5874975 - 05/20/13 11:44 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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AstroTatDad
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #5875006 - 05/21/13 12:00 AM

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

Edited by AstroTatDad (05/21/13 12:18 AM)


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MessiToM
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #5875007 - 05/21/13 12:00 AM

hands down calsky.com

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AstroTatDad
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5875025 - 05/21/13 12:12 AM

Thanks MessiTom

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


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obin robinson
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5875234 - 05/21/13 07:06 AM

Quote:

hands down calsky.com




Definitely. Calsky has a section just for transits.

obin


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RobertED
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: obin robinson]
      #5875236 - 05/21/13 07:09 AM

CalSky....has to be the BEST!

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AstroDan77
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: RobertED]
      #5875287 - 05/21/13 08:12 AM

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

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Tom Polakis
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #5875438 - 05/21/13 10:17 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

Quote:

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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AstroDan77
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? [Re: Tom Polakis]
      #5877067 - 05/21/13 10:27 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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PhaedrusUpshaw
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6451158 - 04/06/14 04:28 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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Pinbout
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: AstroDan77]
      #6451465 - 04/06/14 07:08 PM Attachment (1 downloads)

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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PhaedrusUpshaw
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Re: ISS Sun & Moon transit predicting sites? new [Re: PhaedrusUpshaw]
      #6451503 - 04/06/14 07:26 PM

Quote:

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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