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Atlantis and ISS captured from the ground... in broad daylight!

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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:47 AM
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I'm pretty excited this worked as well as it did. There were not going to be any decent night time passes of ISS or the shuttle during the final mission from my location, so I attempted to capture it this morning instead. I've never succeeded in directly capturing ISS during the day like this. You can see the white shape of Atlantis and the black spot of its engine compartment at the top of the image when ISS first appears.




posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Awesome. I just missed that darn thing flying over my way yesterday!!!!

Thank you.

Great work.

LUCKY you.

EDIT What kind of equipment are you using? Cost?
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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That my frriend was amazing. Sand F For ya.

Very historic footage.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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How awesome! I have never thought to look for the ISS during the day. What piece of equipment did you use to record it?



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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Oops, double post, sorry. Stupid phone.
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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AWESOME! THAT'S A KEEPER!!!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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Thats soooooo cool! is your avatar a pic you captured aswell?

Really good video!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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Fantastic job!

What a view!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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Originally posted by RuralGal
How awesome! I have never thought to look for the ISS during the day. What piece of equipment did you use to record it?

I used an 8" LX200 classic schmidt-cassegrain telescope and a modified samsung SDC-435 video camera using a prime focus configuration. tracking was accomplished with Brent Boshart's satellite tracker software.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:15 AM
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I think its incredible you have a video camera that records the gui



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by roughycannon
Thats soooooo cool! is your avatar a pic you captured aswell?

Really good video!

Yup. I used less magnification today since the sunlight was already going to make the process difficult and I didn't want any added complications.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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Bravo! you are right to be excited, great catch, a mate has just bought a telescope and intends to catch the ISS at night, I'm about to email him your daytime vid darn sure he'll be impressed, I was.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Much the same as what other members are saying, ngchunter..awesome capture


I believe I've seen the ISS ans Shuttle pass over at night, but it was nowhere near as good as this due to it being a built-up area with a lot of light pollution. The best I saw was a spec of light that zapped across the sky. I dragged my mother outside to give her a break from the TV soaps and even though it was a very quick event it felt special. It made us feel part of something other than this town we live in.

It must have taken some effort to home in on those craft and still keep the camera stable..4.6miles/second, 245 miles up:

www.n2yo.com...
spaceflight.nasa.gov...

I don't think I'll be able to get any more good views of these craft, but I do watch the live cam when I can:

www.nasa.gov...
www.nasa.gov...

The best treat I personally witnessed was some years back, in England, when the Shuttle took a ride on top of a 747. They were flying extremely low, and everyone ran to the window to see what all the noise was. I'll never forget the buzz we got as the two craft flew overhead. Wherever they were heading (USA), I would one day follow. I am so happy I was there to see it.

Fair do's to you for being able to view STS-135 in all it's glory.

p.s. Sorry if these seems like an attempt to hijack your thread, only I thought I'd share another reminder of what they're seeing up there:

Southern Lights or Aurora Australis (14-07-2011)
www.nasa.gov...
edit on 17-7-2011 by Ross Cross because: Houston, we have a problem: stupid spelling.
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Well caught, ngchunter, congratulations. You’re a star, and you get one too.

By the way, is that Elenin I see in the corner of the frame at 0:26?



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:07 AM
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That footage could be CGI :p

Notice how......



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
Well caught, ngchunter, congratulations. You’re a star, and you get one too.

By the way, is that Elenin I see in the corner of the frame at 0:26?

No, Elenin's far too dim to show up in short exposures, let alone in broad daylight. There are some dark circles due to dust on the CCD, but other than that I don't see anything.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by eyespying

That footage could be CGI :p

Notice how......

I don't see how.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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No, Elenin's far too dim to show up in short exposures, let alone in broad daylight. There are some dark circles due to dust on the CCD, but other than that I don't see anything.

Or maybe even
But ultimately,






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