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Int.Space Station 23-06-2008 by Chrissyo Int.Space Station 23-06-2008 by Chrissyo
By far my best image of the International Space Station. I decided that I've gotten to the stage where I would always get the ISS in a fair number of frames each pass, so I thought I might stick my 2X barlow lens into the mix to see if I could increase image scale. Luckily, it payed off first try! =)

This pass occurred on Monday the 23-06-2008 with a maximum altitude of about 80 degrees. Visually, it was an amazing pass - it passed almost right in front of Mars, then passed Omega Centauri on the way out. Fantastic sight through the finderscope!

I'll explain how I've set the image out. The laptop I use to capture these images has a brighter screen than the one I use with the internet. So, an image that looks nice on one laptop looks dim on the other. So, the images on the left should be better suited for brighter monitors and the images on the right should be better for darker monitors. The top images are the original image scale from the AVI, and the bottom images were just doubled in size. In other words, these are all just the same image.

For capture I used my 10" Newtonian telescope on a Dobsonian mount - I hand tracked the ISS visually through my finderscope. The camera used was a DMK21AU04.AS with a 2X barlow lens. I did a tad bit of processing on this image by removing some of the grain around the edges.
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Absolutly glorious!
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:icon12gsuper:
Oh that is just too cool for words!!!!

:wow:
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RayM0506 Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible!!! To think that you could track and image it from a 10" scope with this quality!! Fantastic work!
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athoa-adelfi Jun 13, 2011   Photographer
Very excellent work. Truly. I just had someone ask me if I had ever imaged the ISS. So I linked them to you. 8-)
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CapturingTheNight May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This brilliant photo has been featured in my latest journal [link] :D
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:iconvomitbear:
Wow! That is awesome!:headbang:
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:iconalhashem:
really.. it sounds crazy :D :D

impressive !!

keep it up..
i'll keep watching over your works.. :D
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:iconmybearjana:
I'm stunned! I can't believe you got this hand-tracked! What shutter speed and ISO did you use?
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luckystimee Nov 18, 2008   Photographer
awesome!
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