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    Default What settings do you use for imaging the ISS?



    I want to try getting an image of the ISS with my telescope. I know that you need to take video while physically pointing your scope at ISS to "track" it. But what ISO settings and magnification do you use? You can basically try one exposure/ISO/magnification per visible overhead pass of the ISS, so experimentation could take weeks. For those that have been able to grab a picture of the ISS, what settings did you use? And are there any other tips you have?
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    Default Re: What settings do you use for imaging the ISS?

    The ISS is lit by sunlight, same as Earth. Get the correct exposure for blue sky on a sunny day through your telescope and you'll be very close.
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