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Observation by Mick Nicholls: ISS LUNAR TRANSIT

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Mick Nicholls

Observer

Mick Nicholls

Observed

2017 Feb 07 - 17:45

Uploaded

2017 Feb 18 - 22:40

Objects

The Moon
Transit

Equipment
  • 70mm IKI APO REFRACTOR
  • ZWO ASI120MM CAMERA
  • HEQ5 PRO SYNSCAN GOTO MOUNT
Location

SHEFFIELD

Target name

ISS LUNAR TRANSIT

Title

ISS LUNAR TRANSIT

About this image

I had a lucky cloud break for this image. 20 minutes before the ISS transit it was clear skies, 5 minutes to go and it was 90% percent cloud. A couple of minutes to go the clouds parted and I was able to get the shot. 

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James Dawson
James Dawson, 2017 Feb 20 - 07:17 UTC

Great capture, well done! How did you know what sort of settings in the capture software would give nice exposure to both the Moon and the ISS? Is this a composite image of 27 frames from a video? What kind of frame rate were you imaging at? I love it.

James

Mick Nicholls
Mick Nicholls, 2017 Mar 29 - 20:31 UTC

I just set the exposure for the Moon to be honest. The image is made up of 27 frames from the AVI (captured with the DMK21 camera) that showed the ISS transiting the Moon. I then ran those frames through Starstax software to create the final image.

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