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Jan 29, 2016 04:52 |  #3542

Not real happy with the results, but at least I'm getting good at being at the right spot at the right time. International Space Station lunar transit, 1/29/16.

Used a 2x tc on a Sigma 150-600. I'm thinking I'll try it without the tc next time, as I had to bump the ISO to 2000 to compensate for the f/13. Combine that with loss of IQ and I'm not sure it is worth it. Also, there weren't perfect conditions - the Moon was at 52 degrees altitude at the time (meaning more atmosphere to shoot through and the ISS is farther away than during a more vertical pass). Also. the solar panels are more at an angle.

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Jan 29, 2016 09:43 |  #3543

sandwedge wrote in post #17877349 (external link)
Not real happy with the results, but at least I'm getting good at being at the right spot at the right time. International Space Station lunar transit, 1/29/16.

Used a 2x tc on a Sigma 150-600. I'm thinking I'll try it without the tc next time, as I had to bump the ISO to 2000 to compensate for the f/13. Combine that with loss of IQ and I'm not sure it is worth it. Also, there weren't perfect conditions - the Moon was at 52 degrees altitude at the time (meaning more atmosphere to shoot through and the ISS is farther away than during a more vertical pass). Also. the solar panels are more at an angle.



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Nice!!! :-)


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Jan 29, 2016 11:23 |  #3544

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Mike: Through your gallery I see that you like B&W so you know the values of Grays.
We all have done something like you image at least once. Well its is fun for a short time. But please don't get hurt by words, but once is enough and please "Don't".

sandwedge wrote in post #17877349 (external link)
Not real happy with the results, but at least I'm getting good at being at the right spot at the right time. International Space Station lunar transit, 1/29/16.

Used a 2x tc on a Sigma 150-600. I'm thinking I'll try it without the tc next time, as I had to bump the ISO to 2000 to compensate for the f/13. Combine that with loss of IQ and I'm not sure it is worth it. Also, there weren't perfect conditions - the Moon was at 52 degrees altitude at the time (meaning more atmosphere to shoot through and the ISS is farther away than during a more vertical pass). Also. the solar panels are more at an angle.



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sandwedge wrote in post #17877349 (external link)
Not real happy with the results, but at least I'm getting good at being at the right spot at the right time. International Space Station lunar transit, 1/29/16.

Used a 2x tc on a Sigma 150-600. I'm thinking I'll try it without the tc next time, as I had to bump the ISO to 2000 to compensate for the f/13. Combine that with loss of IQ and I'm not sure it is worth it. Also, there weren't perfect conditions - the Moon was at 52 degrees altitude at the time (meaning more atmosphere to shoot through and the ISS is farther away than during a more vertical pass). Also. the solar panels are more at an angle.



https://dougmoon.smugm​ug.com …2016-5703-XL.jpg&lb=1&s=A (external link) on Smugmug

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Just figuring how to, and where,,, to see ISS passing over the moon, unless it has occurred accidentally in front of your doorstep, is the cause for being REALLY HAPPY!
But then yes. TC really hurts the ISS images. In my personal experience; When added, beside the significant drop in IQ of image (Higher ISO noise or motion artifact of slower shutter speed), I have really had hard time to find the ISS during passage in first place, and then even if once found, very hard time to gets it in the field of view for the remaining of the passage, and God forbidden, if I decide to change ISO or speed, in between for some bracketing.
Best is good quality primary images and then enlargement in post processing or may be someone has a better technique (Working knowledge/ not guess work theoretical ideas that wont work).
Anyone please share what is your experience if you have done it before.


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Jan 29, 2016 23:46 |  #3545

samsen wrote in post #17877732 (external link)
Mike: Through your gallery I see that you like B&W so you know the values of Grays.
We all have done something like you image at least once. Well its is fun for a short time. But please don't get hurt by words, but once is enough and please "Don't".

Just figuring how to, and where,,, to see ISS passing over the moon, unless it has occurred accidentally in front of your doorstep, is the cause for being REALLY HAPPY!
But then yes. TC really hurts the ISS images. In my personal experience; When added, beside the significant drop in IQ of image (Higher ISO noise or motion artifact of slower shutter speed), I have really had hard time to find the ISS during passage in first place, and then even if once found, very hard time to gets it in the field of view for the remaining of the passage, and God forbidden, if I decide to change ISO or speed, in between for some bracketing.
Best is good quality primary images and then enlargement in post processing or may be someone has a better technique (Working knowledge/ not guess work theoretical ideas that wont work).
Anyone please share what is your experience if you have done it before.

A short while back, Dylan O'Donnell captured an ISS lunar transit that captured quite a bit of attention. Dylan is active on Google+ (https://plus.google.co​m/+DylanODonnell/posts (external link)) and he wrote this article on how he did it: http://photographingsp​ace.com …t-an-apod-dylan-odonnell/ (external link)

In short, he attempted this a couple of times without much success, but learned some lessons along the way (which he shares).

One significant point (which I found interesting) is that some people shoot video thinking that they'll just get the continuous pass and can use a frame of the video. But the problem is that video is typically shot at 30 frames per second (or 24 or 60) and all of those speeds are much too slow. At the speed the station is traveling, it will move significantly just in the span of a single frame and every frame will have a blurred image. He used a 1/1600th shutter speed to capture it.

Dylan's image was posted on NASA, ESA, and several other sites. Here's the APOD link: http://apod.nasa.gov/a​pod/ap150731.html (external link)




  
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Jan 29, 2016 23:58 |  #3546

Here's my contribution to the thread.

I'm new here, but when I post an image, I usually post information about the image (e.g. how I shot it, etc.) So here's the story with this one.

I'm a member of an astronomy club (a fairly large club with many active imagers) in the Detroit area. Each month during spring, summer, and fall we host a night called "Beginner's Nights". The idea is that those new to astronomy (who do not even have to be club members) can come out and learn about astronomy, or bring their telescopes and we'll happily help them learn to use it, etc. Sometimes there are no "beginners" and we just use it as a good excuse to get out under the stars as a group.

Anyway, last spring (yes this image is about 9 months old), I was at the event and someone asked how to take an image of the moon. I do not normally bring my camera with me to a beginner's night because it's usually just a "visual" observing event and we don't do imaging. But I happened to have the camera in the car... so I grabbed it to do the demonstration.

When imaging the moon, you can follow a rule with an easy-to-remember name called the "Loony 11" rule (an obvious play on "Lunar"). The rule works like the "Sunny 16" rule, except it's for lunar exposures. The rule states that if you are using f/11, then the shutter speed is simply the inverse of the ISO setting. E.g. at ISO 100 use 1/100th sec. At ISO 200 use 1/200th sec. etc. You don't have to use f/11, but should know how to trade stops of aperture for stops of shutter speed if using something other than f/11.

I attached my camera to my telescope (on this particular night, I had my TeleVue NP101is which is a 4" apochromatic refractor with a 540mm focal length and f/5.4 focal ratio. I used a TeleVue 2x 'Powermate" (a high quality barlow or focal-length multiplier) which brings the telescope to an effective 1080mm and f/11.

I attached the camera, carefully focused the telescope, set the ISO to 100 and the shutter speed to 1/100th sec, and took one shot. This is that shot:

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Jan 31, 2016 02:54 |  #3547

TCampbell wrote in post #17878560 (external link)
Here's my contribution to the thread.

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I attached my camera to my telescope (on this particular night, I had my TeleVue NP101is which is a 4" apochromatic refractor with a 540mm focal length and f/5.4 focal ratio. I used a TeleVue 2x 'Powermate" (a high quality barlow or focal-length multiplier) which brings the telescope to an effective 1080mm and f/11.

I attached the camera, carefully focused the telescope, set the ISO to 100 and the shutter speed to 1/100th sec, and took one shot. This is that shot:

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hey Tim

beautiful sharp shot ... That's the way to do it :-)


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Jan 31, 2016 22:04 |  #3548

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hey Tim

beautiful sharp shot ... That's the way to do it :-)

Dave


Agreed. That is one very sharp shot. Well done.


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Feb 01, 2016 11:09 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #3549

Nah words never hurt me, I invite criticism. I'm just a guy with a camera that enjoys the hobby not a pro photographer. With that said I wanted to do something different. Imo for the most part pics of the moon look fairly similar. So I figure why not take bw to the extreme..


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Feb 02, 2016 00:54 |  #3550

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Feb 02, 2016 22:35 |  #3551

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From Saturday morning.


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Feb 08, 2016 16:55 as a reply to  @ breakingmybankaccount's post |  #3552

Thanks!


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Feb 08, 2016 16:56 as a reply to  @ post 17858593 |  #3553

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Feb 09, 2016 20:56 |  #3554

Moon set this evening over LA Harbor.

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Feb 14, 2016 07:26 |  #3555

A wee quick one last night using the loony 11 rule. Only have a 70-200 so this is cropped.



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