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Jan 14, 2016 16:23 |  #3991

Thought I would give y'all a heads up: Next Thursday, January, 21st, there will be a good opportunity to photograph the International Space Station crossing in front of the Moon. It will happen along a line just south of the city ( around 11:20pm (the line will probably change by a few miles either way during this week).

As the week progresses, I'll keep an eye on the centerline prediction and use Google Maps to find a safe place to photograph from.

If anybody is interested in meeting up, I'll be happy to keep you informed.

There are two really good things about this particular transit: 1) The Moon will be 70 degrees in the sky, which means the ISS will be closer to us than in most transits, and 2) the Moon will be 95 percent full. These conditions will be almost identical to the transit I photographed last winter (see my gallery for the photos).

If you would like to photograph it, I suggest at least a 400mm lens.

BONUS: I ordered a Sigma 150-600 today and it should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. Assuming it does and everything is in working order, I'll be happy to let someone use my 100-400 lens.

I know it's a weeknight and late, but an opportunity this good only happens about once a year in our area.


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Jan 18, 2016 18:36 |  #3992

I made it to the EXPO!! Was pretty nice, got my hands on some lenses to drool over..
It seems the expo was really geared to weddings and printing!
I had fun!


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Jan 20, 2016 08:44 |  #3993

sandwedge wrote in post #17858326 (external link)
Thought I would give y'all a heads up: Next Thursday, January, 21st, there will be a good opportunity to photograph the International Space Station crossing in front of the Moon. It will happen along a line just south of the city ( around 11:20pm (the line will probably change by a few miles either way during this week).

As the week progresses, I'll keep an eye on the centerline prediction and use Google Maps to find a safe place to photograph from.

If anybody is interested in meeting up, I'll be happy to keep you informed.

There are two really good things about this particular transit: 1) The Moon will be 70 degrees in the sky, which means the ISS will be closer to us than in most transits, and 2) the Moon will be 95 percent full. These conditions will be almost identical to the transit I photographed last winter (see my gallery for the photos).

If you would like to photograph it, I suggest at least a 400mm lens.

BONUS: I ordered a Sigma 150-600 today and it should arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. Assuming it does and everything is in working order, I'll be happy to let someone use my 100-400 lens.

I know it's a weeknight and late, but an opportunity this good only happens about once a year in our area.

This is good info, Doug. Unfortunately, it appears the weather may not cooperate for us.

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I made it to the EXPO!! Was pretty nice, got my hands on some lenses to drool over..
It seems the expo was really geared to weddings and printing!
I had fun!

The expo was geared to product delivery in many ways. I was amazed by the array of materials there. I was awed by the display of lenses Canon had in their area. That was amazing. There was probably $300-500,000 worth of gear there. Did you see the LensRentals "chessboard" of Canon & Nikon lenses? That was awesome to see in person. I'd seen a photo on their site a while back.


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Jan 20, 2016 09:11 |  #3994

Yes, the weather doesn't look too good. It's a shame, too. The new Sigma 150-600 is really sharp. It even looks pretty good with a 2x tc, which gives an effective focal length of 1920mm on my 7D.

The Atlanta weather has really been bad to me over the last couple of years. I missed 3 out of 4 total lunar eclipses and several opportunities to shoot the ISS.


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Jan 20, 2016 12:49 as a reply to  @ sandwedge's post |  #3995

What have you shot with the 150-600? I bet it would be good with a moon photo.


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Jan 20, 2016 13:09 |  #3996

lavanut wrote in post #17865919 (external link)
What have you shot with the 150-600? I bet it would be good with a moon photo.

Tested it out 2 nights ago and am pleased. Sharp wide open.

It's acceptably sharp with a Kenko 2x tc, which will help me put more pixels on the ISS.

Here's an unedited shot of the Moon at an effective focal length of 1920mm, followed by a small crop and slight editing:

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May 14, 2016 21:56 |  #3997

This thread's been really quiet for a while. Did anyone go to the PDK airshow today? I went (and realized how out of practice I am at airshow photos). I left about 10 minutes before the crash, but I got some photos of the pilot who died when he flew earlier in the day. That was an awful accident. It was very windy out there this afternoon.


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May 17, 2016 11:15 |  #3998

I was surprised to see a post in here! I didnt go to the airshow but I heard.. Such a shame.


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Jun 06, 2016 19:11 |  #3999

Hey all!!! I am Ben from Savannah! Getting wet today!


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Jun 06, 2016 21:32 |  #4000

Welcome Ben.. Been kinda quiet in this thread.. Always happy to share local news and events tho..


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Jan 18, 2017 18:26 |  #4001

Howdy from Woodstock. Keep us posted on any events.


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Jan 18, 2017 18:51 |  #4002

I forgot this thread was here


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Jan 18, 2017 21:23 |  #4003

Jpatten wrote in post #18248736 (external link)
I forgot this thread was here

LOL..me too...


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Jan 18, 2017 22:14 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #4004

How is everyone around ATL doing?


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Jan 18, 2017 22:25 |  #4005

wow ! I found this thread. Hi ALL :)




  
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