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ISS and lunar transit

Postby FFLpilot » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:56 am

OK, not really 14er related, but I did hike in Colorado to shoot these images, and I know many of us like to watch the skies. :)

At 6:35 AM yesterday morning, the International Space Station made a somewhat rare lunar transit which was observable here in Golden, Colorado, passing in front of the moon just before sunrise at a distance of about 740 km. I was able to capture images (see one example below) and compile a time-lapse video, which you can see here:

http://jeffwarnerphoto.com/2012/10/02/10212-iss-lunar-transit-photographed-from-golden-co/

Cheers!

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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:09 am

Cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby GregMiller » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:20 am

Gorgeous shots!
And arrrgh, for all my credentials as an aerospace engineer, I have YET to see the ISS in the sky, I need to fix that.
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby FFLpilot » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:32 am

farcedude wrote:Gorgeous shots!
And arrrgh, for all my credentials as an aerospace engineer, I have YET to see the ISS in the sky, I need to fix that.


That's funny. :)

If you have an iPhone, check out 'Satellite Tracker'; it's great for casual observing. Also, if you are out and about and the weather is good:

10/10/12 @ 19:53 to 19:59, WSW to overhead

Should be a good one if no clouds.
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby GregMiller » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:41 am

Ooh, the app's downloading TLE files, I like it already :-D
I'll definitely keep an eye out for ISS on the 10th, thanks!
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby I fall a lot » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:46 am

Wow!
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby peter303 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:10 pm

great!
I've seen a couple of solar transit photos.
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby vonmackle » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:26 pm

That's awesome, Jeff. Thanks for sharing. I bet you're excited for that comet that's supposed to be in our neighborhood next year, eh?
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Re: ISS and lunar transit

Postby FFLpilot » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:34 pm

Yeah, we'll see how that pans out; it's a bit early to guess how well a comet is going to perform. :)

Cross fingers in a few months!
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