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ISS capture with smartphone, August 4, 2022 @ 8:52pm

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#1 JJDreese

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 08:37 AM

I've been photographing the ISS for over a year using an SVBony 6mm eyepiece.

Last night I tried a 4.7mm from Explore Scientific and got this image as it flew over Fort Worth, Texas.

Equipment:
12" Zhumell Dobsonian with re-coated mirror (bought used, so I don't know the year)
Manually tracked using RACI 8x50 viewfinder

Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone

Stock Android camera app with Pro mode function

ES 82° 4.7mm eyepiece

ISO 800

Shutter speed 1/350th

Bluetooth shutter button.

No processing or stacking.
I captured roughly 260 photos, of which 165 contained mostly non-blurred ISS images.

Here's the process that I follow:
https://youtu.be/hVNLwGbbtsU

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#2 Jcoogler

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 08:44 AM

That photo is amazing! I would love to photograph the ISS one day but I’m more used to stationary targets haha. Seriously though this is one of the best pics of it I’ve seen!
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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:46 AM

Very impressive 


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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:50 AM

Superb!

 

You should also post this up in the Smartphone Astrophotography thread.


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Posted 05 August 2022 - 10:00 AM

Wow!  Just, wow!

 

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 10:10 AM

Incredible capture!


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Posted 05 August 2022 - 10:12 AM

Very nice. Better than any of my attempt's to date.
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Posted 05 August 2022 - 10:23 AM

Great capture, but keep in mind your cell phone is doing a lot of processing behind the scenes.  Not quite correct to say there's no processing.


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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:30 PM

That photo is amazing! I would love to photograph the ISS one day but I’m more used to stationary targets haha. Seriously though this is one of the best pics of it I’ve seen!

Thanks!  The good news is that it doesn't take much in equipment to take a picture of the ISS.  There are some extras that make it way easier of course:
1) RACI viewfinder (that's how I "chase" it)
2) Bluetooth shutter button



#10 JJDreese

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:31 PM

Great capture, but keep in mind your cell phone is doing a lot of processing behind the scenes.  Not quite correct to say there's no processing.

That's a fair point.  Probably a more apt statement would be that I don't do anything extra other than push the shutter button.


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