Amazing ISS Video (Thierry Legault)

From: Thomas Goodey via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:57:41 +0300
On 10 Oct 2014 at 23:29, Thierry Legault via Seesat-l wrote:

> Indeed, to get this level of detail on the ISS on a video showing a
> complete passage without breaks, you need a sufficiently large
> telescope (at least 8"), a tracking system like mine...  

> For an object like 
> ISS, moving over 1 per second, that's another 
> matter. Trained people track by hand, but they 
> get only still frames, no continuous video.

But actually, in the particular case of a video like yours, you 
wouldn't need any special tracking system, would you? The telescope 
is simply tracked at the Sun in the standard manner.

Thomas Goodey

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