Andreas Hauf

(Andreas’s Instagram profile – automated tracking with capable mount )


Anirudh Thakar

(Anirudh’s Twitter and Instagram profiles)

Antonio Vilchez

(His twitter, astrobin and facebook profiles)

ISS 2018 09 23 1910UT APM ED-APO 152 f/7.9 @f16 zwo183mm Green filter


Christian Fröschlin

(Christian’s Twitter profile)


Christopher Becke

(Christopher’s Twitter profile)

Csaba Torma

(Csaba’s Facebook profile)


Dana Weisbrot

(Dana’s Facebook profile)


David Hash

(David’s Twitter profile)


Ethan Roberts

(Ethan’s Instagram profile)


Grant Petersen

(Grant’s Twitter profile)


Istvan Csabai


Josh Palmer

(Josh’s facebook profile)



Kunitoshi Shimizu

(Kunitoshi’s facebook profile)

Date/Time : 2020/8/26 18:54 (UT)   Location : Nagano Japan    Equipment: 12″ Newtonian (F4), x5 barlow,  Takahashi JP equator,   ZWO ASI385MC, 1msec, gain 280, 60fps, 136frames stacked, custom made satellite tracking software

Flyby detail : elevation 69.5 deg, mag -3.1, range 446Km     Other: seeing was not so good and a little bit cloudy

2020/5/17 10:50 UTC, 8″ newtonian(F6), x1.3 corrector, x3 barrow,  ASI385MC (1msec gain 290), 500frames, AS!3, registax 6



Martin Lewis

(Martin’s website profile)


Olivér Nagy

(Olivér’s Flickr profile )


Péter Agárdi

Péter sent me these amazing shot of ISS (first one is my favourite). These are his words:

It was more than ten years ago I got into astrophotography, but with many of my hobbies, they come and go from time to time. I still have the same telescope I bought in around 2004 which is a Skywatcher 114/900 on an EQ2 mount.

First off one of my more advanced setup I got a very old digital camera a Casio QV3500 for the repurpose to astrophotography meaning removing all the lenses to get it into direct focus. I chose this model because I knew it has full manual modes to shoot with (not just the auto crap that was used around that time) AND the thread to put teleconverters or such. This comes into play later.

This is my last useful attempt so far.
With this setup (Skywatcher 114/900 + Canon 600D) I use the following parameters:

Shooting FullHD cropped (using only the FullHD sized area of the sensor) video with ISO 800 and around 1/1000 shutter speed. White balance set to Sunlight. No filters or barlow used.


Philip Smith

(Philip’s Facebook profile, Youtube channel – automated tracking with capable mount )


Ralf  Vandebergh

(Ralf’s website, also his Twitter profile)

Rich Addis

(Rich’s Instagram profile)


Róbert Attila Horváth Hozé

(Róbert’s website profile)


Sage Gray

(Sage’s website, also his instagram profile)

Tom Gwilym

(Tom’s older website and his current website)

All photos were taken mostly with high overhead passes of at least 50+ degrees above horizon to the zenith toward the southern sky. Hand guiding a fork/wedge mounted scope to the northern was just not practical when polar aligned in my observatory.
Photos taken from Renton, WA – just to the SE of downtown Seattle.
Camera: Vesta Pro webcam
Gain: about 45 to 50%
Brightness: 50%
Shutter speed: 1/500 second
Software (at the time!) I was using K3CCDTools to capture video.
AVI2BMP – used to sort the frames and save the good pictures as a .bmp file