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harvets moon iss transit

Post by rxdeath » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:29 am

its not the sun but i was pumped to see a lunar transit the night of the harvest moon less than 30 minutes from my house. this is my 3rd successful imaging transit, 4th successful seeing, and first lunar.
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Taken with Stellarvue Raptor 90, ZWO ASI 120mm-s @ 55 fps.

Calsky: 17.Sep.2016 0h48m22.00s: Transit-Duration: 0.72s, path width: 8.96km. Diameter of ISS: 52.02"
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Re: harvets moon iss transit

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:53 pm

Fabulous capture there and with such a gorgeous image of the moon as a wonderful backdrop.

Nicely done.

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Re: harvets moon iss transit

Post by rxdeath » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:03 pm

Thanks, it's probably onlythe 6th picture I've ever taken of the Moon. As I thought about it more through the day I realized this is actually a pretty rare capture compared to a sun transit because the Moon isn't always full and it's also a moving target where is the sun is kind of a steady backdrop for the ISS to cross in front of. All that with the night of the Harvest moon, pretty lucky...

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Re: harvets moon iss transit

Post by cshahar » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:32 pm

Fantastic RX. I have this dream of imaging an ISS lunar and solar transit. Nice to know there are braver souls than I.

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Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:13 pm

That's a beauty!


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Post by Tcb37 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:53 pm

Awesome!



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Re: harvets moon iss transit

Post by MapleRidge » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:52 am

Excellent results :bow

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