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Crew Dragon docked with the International Space Station (SW Maksutov 180)

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#1 vilchez

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:15 PM

Crew Dragon docked with the International Space Station, 2020-06-01  21:16.9 UT

 

3 spacecraft are visible: Crew Dragon DM-2, HTV-9 and Progress 75

 

Skywatcher maksutov 180, ZWO290MC, Baader UV/IR, Altair Sabre V2 mount, manual tracking. 

 

 

AstroBin: https://astrobin.com/1349k6/

 

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#2 Sunspot

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:38 PM

Yes indeed!!

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Send that photo to Skywatcher. Bound to be in an advertisement soon. Great job!



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:41 PM

So awesome!!

#5 DSOs4Me

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:41 PM

Very Cool!



#6 TerryWood

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:48 PM

This is truly an incredible image!! Just amazing!

V/R

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:56 PM

Ok, that is THE most amazing image I have ever seen on CN. Bravo!


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#8 Knasal

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 07:03 PM

That capture took great skill and great processing. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing! I agree with others - turn that one in!

 

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 07:06 PM

Fabulous!



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 08:10 PM

Epic shot, well done! 



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 09:55 PM

Now that is a nice, clear image!  We have a high pass tomorrow night (71deg max altitude) and I'm going to give it a go with my C6 and 224MC, if I get something half as good as yours I'm going to jump for joy grin.gif



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 10:01 PM

<3 it!

great work!



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 11:25 PM

INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:18 AM

That's awesome, congrats!!! 

 

Enhorabuena paisano, vaya pedazo de imagen smile.gif



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:11 AM

Superb work! waytogo.gif

 



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 07:57 AM

That is amazing!

 

I've never tried imaging the ISS.  I wouldn't even being to know how to manually track something like that.  I have the IMX 183C sensor that covers quite a bit of space, but I have found that if my 8x50 finderscope is a hair off alignment with the OTA of my 8" EdgeHD and if I don't have a star precisely centered in the crosshairs, then the star in my video capture is approaching halfway off the screen.  How does one follow the ISS with such a narrow field of view?  Seems to me someone would be qualified as a sniper who could hit a target moving at 40mph from 1,000 yards multiple times...



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 08:11 AM

This is a remarkable image!  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:14 AM

That is amazing!

 

I've never tried imaging the ISS.  I wouldn't even being to know how to manually track something like that.  I have the IMX 183C sensor that covers quite a bit of space, but I have found that if my 8x50 finderscope is a hair off alignment with the OTA of my 8" EdgeHD and if I don't have a star precisely centered in the crosshairs, then the star in my video capture is approaching halfway off the screen.  How does one follow the ISS with such a narrow field of view?  Seems to me someone would be qualified as a sniper who could hit a target moving at 40mph from 1,000 yards multiple times...

 

It takes a lot of precision and a very stable mount, you have to keep the vibrations at zero while moving the telescope.


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:38 AM

It takes a lot of precision and a very stable mount, you have to keep the vibrations at zero while moving the telescope.

Do you use a laser pointer to track?



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:23 AM

Do you use a laser pointer to track?

No, I use a 9x50 finder or a second camera


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 11:29 PM

Wow, amazing catch!



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Posted 05 June 2020 - 12:01 AM

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 11:47 AM

Amazing !!

Thanks for sharing.




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