Re: ISS photo, was Re: ISS orbit boost

From: T V I (tvinvestigations@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Sun Nov 22 2009 - 11:29:04 UTC

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    Hi joe
    
    Well thats exactly what I use...a Meade 8 inch and bog standard webcam [ hence the poor resolution] 
    
    As for auto tracking....forget it.Good passes in the right weather conditions are rare enough as it is so you cant afford to miss an opportunity due to tracking errors.
    Simply guide the scope by hand keeping the target on the cross hairs
    and fingers tightly crossed that you remembered to switch the camera on :O)
    
    
    Good luck!
    
    John
    
    --- On Sat, 21/11/09, Joe Cassano aka jmario <jmario@fast.net> wrote:
    
    > From: Joe Cassano aka jmario <jmario@fast.net>
    > Subject: ISS photo, was Re: ISS orbit boost
    > To: "T V I" <tvinvestigations@yahoo.co.uk>
    > Date: Saturday, 21 November, 2009, 16:39
    > John
    > 
    > I think folks (well at least myself) would be interesting
    > in knowing what equipment you used to produce that rather
    > striking ISS photo.
    > 
    > While I have captured nice clear ISS and Shuttle trails
    > here in the North Eastern U.S. with consumer cameras (such
    > as the Canon A710), I've had no success when using my 8 inch
    > Meade LX-90 telescope due to locating and tracking
    > difficulties.
    > 
    > Joe Cassano
    > 
    > 
    > T V I wrote:
    > > http://i49.tinypic.com/33p5wmp.jpg
    > > 
    > > First time I have managed to image it/them for
    > ages...clear gap between the storms !
    > > Pass time Nov 20 1656 UTC
    > > 
    > > John
    > > 
    > > UK
    > > 
    > 
    
    
          
    
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