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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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alkhor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Really awesome. I tried my first photos of the ISS tonight, this thing is moving fast! It passed really close to venus and the pleiades. Maximum at 53°. Will definitely try it again, maybe with a barlow. But it's so hard to track!
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Satweavers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Magnificent!
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Satweavers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Absolutly glorious!
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Oh that is just too cool for words!!!!

:wow:
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RayM0506 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This brilliant photo has been featured in my latest journal [link] :D
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Wow! That is awesome!:headbang:
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alhashem Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
really.. it sounds crazy :D :D

impressive !!

keep it up..
i'll keep watching over your works.. :D
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mybearjana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Photographer
awesome!
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tommyhawk13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
The resolution is amazing!
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droolz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
that is just frekin awesome! I didn't realise stuff like this existed on dA!
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mlow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
WOW - manual tracking the ISS with a Dobson..

:clap:
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digita1Light Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Photographer
Absolutely Amazing!

I've never thought of photographing the ISS.
Must be the hardest thing in the night sky to photograph!

Nice one
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Hector42 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy mother! :faint:
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AlexN-Astro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Photographer
Hey Chrissyo...

Good to see an IIS member on DA :)

I just fired up an account... still in the process of uploading images..

There's a lot of your images on here i'd not seen before..

Some great work mate.

AlexN
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isobellefox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. I love to watch ISS passes, but Ive never tried photographing one. This is wonderful work.
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nyy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Incredible work.
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Athenazero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Beautiful! ^^

Your work is something I hope to be able to accomplish some day too! =D
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Sindacol Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
This is amazing! I´ve tried this too, but here in Finland nightsky sucks. Especially there, about 50 km from Helsinki. : (
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quicksimon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Absolutely amazing mate!! The detail is awesome! I've tried but failed a couple of times :(
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional
sweet
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Kokone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Holy

shit


:wow:
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