ISS pass 19th October 2018

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ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by Montana » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:35 pm

Gosh, it has been a very long time since I used my solar telescope, I couldn't remember how to use it. But I had a holiday and it was Thursday and Friday so of course the Sun was out and two beautiful days. However, yesterday I was a zombie, I had a bad cold and was suffering jet lag in extreme. But today I had an ISS transit at 10.34 am so I had to make an effort. After trying to remember how I used the Baader herschel wedge, I set up but it was 100% cloud. It was all looking very bleak up to 10.20 am as the cloud was still thick and I hadn't even focused yet. Then it suddenly cleared and by 10.31 am I was able to focus and set up. I couldn't believe my luck as I got it! Seeing was pitiful but I got it and that was all that mattered.

ImageISS-2018-10-19-animation by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageISS composite 2018-10-19 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageISS pass 2018-10-19 WL Sun f colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

The Sun stayed out and managed a hydrogen alpha full disc as well :)

Image2018-10-19 Halpha Sun f colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Image2018-10-19 Halpha Sun by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by ffellah » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:39 pm

Great ISS catch, Alexandra ! I love the animation.... The FD's also came out really well

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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by eroel » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Alexandra, nice catch.
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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by Dave S » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:09 pm

Great catch! That's pretty rare.

Catching the transit in H-a would be awesome, but the exposures are longer and the motion might blur.

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Post by MalVeauX » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Superb!

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Post by krakatoa1883 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:53 pm

Very nice images, Alexandra, a spectacular transit!
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Post by Valery » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:12 pm

Super, super, super session, Alexandra!

And I especially love the full disk. It was taken with double stack, I guess?


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Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:58 am

I wish i could get my lenses as clean as yours!

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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by MapleRidge » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:09 am

Hi Alexandra...

The transit was an excellent catch, and you manged to catch it with little time to prepare. Well done :bow

The Ha FD image is super sharp too!!!

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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:08 am

Well done .

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Post by Montana » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:26 pm

Thanks everyone! having more fun today at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham. Sadly Nichelle Nicolls didn't turn up so I missed my photo with her but I had a photo with my hero Captain Kathryn Janeway :) may be one day I will be Captain of a Starship :)
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and the hubby with the gorgeous Seven of Nine (of course)
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Post by ffellah » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm

Great photos with your favorite heros !

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Post by rsfoto » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:31 pm

Congratulations for that ISS pass

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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by mattwastell » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:45 am

Great stuff Alexandra - transits are always great to capture - awesome Ha discs BTW.
I know the feeling about a long spell without scoping - poor weather, little Solar activity & other duties have kept me away for some time. Maybe soon!
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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 am

Super ISS transit, Alexandra. You were so lucky to have the clouds roll back for you just in time!

Julie and I are Voyager fans too. It's nice that you got to meet some of the stars of the show.

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Post by marktownley » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Lots of great photos Alexandra! Looks like you've been having loads of fun.
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Post by robert » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:52 am

Excellent catch! Well done, on my list but the ISS doesn't get over this way too often!
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Re: ISS pass 19th October 2018

Post by Montana » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks everyone :) :) :) It was a fun few days, at least the cold is better now but the Hubby now has it much worse than me, is that viral mutation or just the man flu effect :lol:

Valery, yes the H alpha full discs were double stack Solarscope DSF100.

Thanks for the SPOD :)
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