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By Jove, it's the International Space Station

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About this observation
Observer
Mike Scarisbrick
Time of observation
26/05/2017 - 21:23
Object
ISS
Observing location
Cambridgeshire UK.
Equipment
200mm f/5 Newtonian
HEQ5 mount
Atik GP camera
Exposure
0.5 ms, 400 frames
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I couldn't resist trying to image this 'conjunction'.

Jupiter and it's satellites are a Registax6 processed image of the full 400 frame movie. I then just merged back in the 6 frames in which the ISS was visible.

It turns out 0.2ms would have been a better exposure choice :(

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dawson's picture

Mike, this is a cracking image. Impressive planning and execution. 

mikescaz's picture

Thank you James,

Given the relatively small sensor size of the Atik GP, I did have fingers crossed a bit. The predicted path of the satellite gleaned from Stellarium was pretty well spot on though.

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