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ISS Solar Transit ... 14/08/2019

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#1 BeltofOrion

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:43 PM

This one is not as good as the last one I uploaded. But I'll take what I can get as I get more practice at this. The ISS was lower on the horizon .... 743.6 km away here and its angular size only 37.16"

 

This was the second transit in the general area today. The first was only 489.42 km away and its angular size then was 56.46". It would have been great if I had managed to capture that one. It was over more than a hour and a half drive away ... center line in Gros Morne National Park ... but I went after it. When I got there thick clouds moved in and the attempt was a complete washout!!! :-( After getting some lunch, I drove home.  And wouldn't you know it, it was a beautiful afternoon. So I decided to try for this one.

 

By the time I arrived at the site I had chosen to shoot from, I had about 15 minutes to set up and get ready. But I managed. Barely.

 

Video on my Flickr site: https://www.flickr.c...s/33774669@N00/

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#2 astro_1

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:49 PM

I have one planned for Saturday, only a mile from home. Will be my first attempt. When it works out I think it would be worth the effort.

Good luck!


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#3 BeltofOrion

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:44 AM

Good luck with it astro_1! 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

Another addict! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

Couldn't try for mine on Tuesday as we were socked in all day.



#6 BeltofOrion

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:06 AM

Same thing here. Had one planned for 3:32PM today. Yesterday's forecast was for sun. Now it's exactly the opposite. Rain showers and socked in with heavy clouds. mad.gif With everything they have available to them these days, how can forecasters get it so wrong?



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
 - Yogi Berra



#8 BeltofOrion

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:51 PM

Especially since ... "The future ain't what it used to be." -Yogi lol.gif


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