Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

ISS Lunar transit 18 January 2021

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Alan S

Alan S

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 847
  • Joined: 27 Oct 2007
  • Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted 19 January 2021 - 11:04 PM

First time I have tried this...It was about 45 minutes after sunset so the ISS was quite bright.  I shot video with my Sony A7iii through my TEC 140, then used the frames to make this composite.  Seeing was below average as the leading edge of a large front was moving in...yet, I’m happy with this first composite!  Uploading from my iPad, so hoping the resolution isn’t terrible...if it is, I can upload a better image tomorrow....

 

8197D2FD-DA95-4EE7-89F9-B48000567C9E.jpeg


  • Wouter D'hoye, Magellanico, Kenny V. and 9 others like this

#2 shortonjr

shortonjr

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 110
  • Joined: 04 Apr 2015
  • Loc: south carolina

Posted 19 January 2021 - 11:10 PM

Very nice!



#3 Dave_L

Dave_L

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 162
  • Joined: 19 Jun 2019
  • Loc: Joshua Tree, CA

Posted 19 January 2021 - 11:57 PM

Awesome! Well done.



#4 Tom Glenn

Tom Glenn

    Gemini

  • -----
  • Posts: 3,226
  • Joined: 07 Feb 2018
  • Loc: San Diego, CA

Posted 20 January 2021 - 12:55 AM

Nice image!  I'm curious if the composite we are seeing here is representative of the original exposure, or if it was brightened in processing.  Both the Moon and the ISS have saturated pixels, and so if this is the original exposure then you could go with a slightly faster exposure next time (adjusting so the Moon isn't clipped....to be tested before the pass), although there is certainly nothing wrong with this result!  



#5 Alan S

Alan S

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 847
  • Joined: 27 Oct 2007
  • Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted 20 January 2021 - 11:36 AM

Nice image!  I'm curious if the composite we are seeing here is representative of the original exposure, or if it was brightened in processing.  Both the Moon and the ISS have saturated pixels, and so if this is the original exposure then you could go with a slightly faster exposure next time (adjusting so the Moon isn't clipped....to be tested before the pass), although there is certainly nothing wrong with this result!  

Yes, I could go with a shorter exposure next time-



#6 StarAlert

StarAlert

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,039
  • Joined: 11 Aug 2019

Posted 22 January 2021 - 12:01 AM

Bagged my first lunar transit, today. I’m quite happy with the results... except for the orientation of the ISS. 
 

3E20924C EA8B 4A34 B2A4 2A98BF183F3A
9D25F0AA 2956 4DCD 976D E0342A7FA73E

  • Kenny V. and rkelley8493 like this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics