Jul 21

ISS – taken at the Geberjen Astrofest in Hungary

Back home in Hungary we’ve organised a public event where people could come over and take a look through out telescopes. Besides observing planets and certain deep space objects we saw the ISS crossing the night sky silently. Whilst the spectators were observing ISS with naked eye, I’ve tried to take a decent photo of it. It turned out to be so successful that I ended up with enough frames for a nice animation.

An animation like this might be a better way to allocate berthed spacecrafts. If not the main photo contains all the markings pointing at:

– SpaceX Dragon (NASA)
– Soyuz MS-09 to carry humans (Roscosmos)
– Progress MS-09 to carry cargo (Roscosmos)
– Progress MS-08 to carry cargo (Roscosmos)

Maximum elevation was 61°.

Probably this was my most social ISS imaging ever. Spectators stood around watching me doing the preparations and the imaging of the station itself whilst looking at the bright ISS crossing the night sky. Eventually we did the processing together. My laptop was connected to a projector so everyone could see what was done to the images. I have split the video into individual frames – part of the standard image processing – and went through the better frames searching for some details I could show.

Skywatcher 250/1200 Flextube dobson
Zwo ASI224MC camera
TeleVue 2.5x powermate


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