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I waited over a year for ISS Lunar Transit over my observatory

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#1 jgmoxness

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 08:28 AM

ISS Lunar Transit 2021-10-23 Composite

 

ISS Lunar Transit 2021-10-23 Crop

 


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#2 ram812

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 08:39 AM

Cool catch!👍

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 08:44 AM

fantastic details!

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 09:00 AM

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#5 B 26354

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 09:11 AM

Great catch! I used to use CalSky to monitor these passages, but never had a lunar one occur at my location. What website are you using?



#6 jgmoxness

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 09:28 AM

I mainly use Ed Morana's ISS Transit Prediction app on my phone, but I also have the ISS Detector app.

 

For transit detail and all satellite orbit predictions, I use Brent Boshart's SkyTrack (heavenscape.com). That can control my mount as well for non-transit control, but it is really hard to get a good capture w/o variable rate slewing and closed loop image guiding. 


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Posted 23 October 2021 - 10:36 AM

"Heaven's above" is also quite good

 

https://www.heavens-...e.com/main.aspx


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Posted 23 October 2021 - 11:36 AM

"Heaven's above" is also quite good

 

https://www.heavens-...e.com/main.aspx

Yeah... but CalSky used to calculate solar and lunar transit predictions, as well as visible sightings.


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#9 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 01:28 PM

Outstanding!




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