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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolgentle View Post
    As a wee challenge, I thought I'd try imaging the ISS through my scope tonight, just to see if what I could capture.
    This is a single frame from a movie shot with a Canon 550d, hyperion zoom & 8" dob. It's not the best image of the ISS you'll see but I was very pleased to catch anything.

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    Thanks so much for the post. This is one of the goals I have set for myself. I also would like to attach my ham radio antenna to the scope and try to listen to it also.

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    Well done Carol!!!
    I managed to hand guide to capture ISS once, getting the red dot finder properly aligned really helps, and with the camera using live view, its quite easy to see when there is a dot on the screen. It also helps to have a volunteer looking at the camera screen to let you know when your getting something. Especially useful when you can't see through the red dot and see the camera screen at the same time.
    Here's hoping to see some more

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    Thanks Bob,

    Hope you reach your goal soon, just curious what will you hear with your radio antenna?

    Thanks Dmouse,

    What a great idea, I have an 11 yr old nephew who'd make a great assistant. He's very good at manually guiding the dob via the finderscope while I'm at the EP....really must try that sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolgentle View Post
    Thanks Bob,

    Hope you reach your goal soon, just curious what will you hear with your radio antenna?

    Thanks Dmouse,

    What a great idea, I have an 11 yr old nephew who'd make a great assistant. He's very good at manually guiding the dob via the finderscope while I'm at the EP....really must try that sometime.

    All the best

    Carol
    At one point in time and I don't know if this is still the case ( too many years have past ) but if one of the astronauts was a Ham radio operator you could actually talk to them. Like I said I don't know if this is still the case or not. I just want to listen to the talk between ISS and Ground Control first generation.


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    Wow! Didn't know that was possible.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolgentle View Post

    This is a single frame from a movie shot with a Canon 550d, hyperion zoom & 8" dob. It's not the best image of the ISS you'll see but I was very pleased to catch anything.
    VERY Cool - thanks.

    I've only seen it as a bright dot with the naked eye.

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    Now that is impressive - that thing motors across the sky!

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    That is way too cool!
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    As Pete said "...Done good there lass..."
    I look forward to seeing it myself one of these days. But getting it captured is very sweet indeed.

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    Must be like catching a fly with a pair of chopsticks!

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