Photographing the ISS

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by DarrenG, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    I decided to try and capture the pass of the ISS over the UK this evening. But being in a rush I had forgotten to switch off AF and by the time I figured out the issue I only managed to capture the second half of the pass almost all of iut behind the only tree in our garden!

    This was my first ever attempt and so I was lucky to guess the exposure correctly but any tips on improving things would be welcomed. Also, how do I ensure the camera is focussed at infinity next time?

    ISO 200 f5.6 20secs 14-45mm at 14mm

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  2. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Great shot

    Very nice shot! As an amateur radio operator I've been able to have at least one conversation with them, and I often listen to them as they pass over.

    Might also be interesting to just take 1 minute exposures and see if you catch other birds passing over. Most people have no idea how many satellites pass by in the night sky every day.
     
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  3. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Nice idea. Typically, every other pass since has been obscured by cloud but as soon as I have a clear night I'll try that.
     
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  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    I'm a radio amateur too! Had a couple of chats with the ISS, myself :smile:
     
  5. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Hi Fiddler

    Glad to meet a fellow ham!

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    QTH: NJ
    Best 73
     
  6. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Well whilst we're all wandering OT here, I'm a novice UK HAM - passed the first stage of my licence a while back. Nothing so grand as talking with ISS though - yet ;) M3CVM