Post by astrowithroro on Jul 31, 2020 9:35:11 GMT 10
I periodically check transit-finder.com/ to see what local ISS transits are up and coming. This Sunday morning at 1:51am the ISS will transit the moon (in shadow) and it will be visible from Terry Hills and other Northern Sydney suburbs. Unfortunately I am away this weekend, but for those of you around (and willing to be up at 2am) the weather is predicting clear skies and decent seeing.
I've dropped below the details on it and it's transit path but pop in your location on the transit finder website to see the full details and check it a few hours before the event to make sure the location/time hasn't changed slightly.
Thank you Astrowithroro for the heads up !!! I managed to capture the transit tonight. But I went farther north - Mt. Colah - to a reserve where the ISS was going to pass more along the center of the moon than Terrey Hills.
I used a Nikon Z7 MIL camera in photo mode, not video mode, set to 5 fps shooting at 1/1600 sec ISO 1250. I needed to make the image of the moon bright but not washed out so the shadow of the ISS would come out. I managed to get only 3 frames with the ISS visible. But I was very pleased as it was the first time I did this.
Interest: Astrophotography, Dark Matter Black Holes etc Equipment: Celestron 8" Edge HD
Skywatcher Esprit 120mm APO Triplet Refractor
Skywatcher AZ EQ6 Pro mount
ZWO 1600mm pro cooled camera
EFW 5 Band filter wheel
ZWO ASI290MM mini guide camera