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ISS

First attempt at imaging the ISS closeup as it passes overhead. It's much harder than it looks (and it already looked pretty hard before I attemped it!). 20:40 this evening from Orpington. Meade 8" LX90 with Celestron NexImage solar system imager. Pre-focused on Jupiter and under-exposed for Jupiter (not quite enough). Clutches off, manually chasing the ISS in the finderscope. Just under 5 minutes of video captured at 20fps. Total of 5,875 frames. Processed in PIPP ISS mode to find the ISS and discard the other frames. Only 7 frames contained the ISS and only one of those was close to usable (this one). Clearly over-exposed in places and possibly slightly out of focus. But I got it!! Chuffed to bits!

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File information
Filename:ISS_curve_rgb_balanced.jpg
Album name:Kenny / Satellites
Link-words:Satellite
Image date, time and location:12/04/2015 20:40, Orpington
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Meade 8" LX90
Camera and filters used:Celestron NexImage solar system imager
Processing applied:Just under 5 minutes of video captured at 20fps. Total of 5,875 frames. Processed in PIPP ISS mode to find the ISS and discard the other frames. Curve adjustment and colour balanced in Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Filesize:23 KiB
Date added:Apr 12, 2015
Dimensions:300 x 300 pixels
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