Tuesday, May 17, 2022

AIR day 9 - item 1 (flyover)

The following is a blog post from the Astronomer-In-Residence (AIR) web site, reproduced here. Text and images used with permission.

Day 9 blog entry.

Tuesday 17 May 2022: ISS Attempt Two

Set up for another flyover of the International Space Station. Max altitude 75°, starting at 150° (SSE), max magnitude -3.8.

camera set-up for ISS flyover

As before, put my Canon camera atop my sturdy Mamiya tripod. This time, I put a bit of tension on the intervalometer cable to ensure the connector wouldn’t wiggle loose–it worked! Also, I attached a dew heating strap to the lens to prevent dew from forming–it worked too!

Took over 2 dozen shots, kept about 20, Combined them in StarStaX. And then did some magic in Photoshop.

Space Station flyover

Canon 40D, Rokinon 8mm, Neewer intervalometer, 10 seconds (each frame), 20 subs, ISO 200, f/5.6, post in StarStaX and Photoshop.

Pleased I captured the whole pass, though the camera was aimed a little low.

The Astronomer-In-Residence program is coordinated by the Allan I Carswell Observatory (AICO) at York University with the Killarney Provincial Park Observatory (KPPO).

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