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4th July ISS!

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« on: July 04, 2009, 05:46:05 pm »

This shot I got this morning at 02:44BST with the fisheye converter lens of the ISS. It was a long pass and this is a 48 second exposure at f4.5 on ISO800. Happy 4th of July to our American friends Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 06:19:12 pm »

Great image John!

Let me join to the congratulations!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009, 06:46:07 pm »

That's a stunning shot John, amazing that there's no apparent trailing in the 48 second exposure with the fisheye. Beautiful composure with the clouds. Might that be Jupiter in the lower left? I've been planning on try to image some fireworks down at the Port tonight, but I don't think the weather is going to cooperate, after a week of great weather, the fog and low clouds have set in. We'll have to wait and see. Thanks from the States.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 06:48:21 pm »

That's an excellent shot John!

And best wishes for a great 4th July to our American friends - there's no hard feelings here in the former motherland Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 07:24:28 pm »

Thanks Paul and Roman.

Richard, on the original you can see a slight trailing on the stars but nothing to take away from the image which is covering quite an area. Yes, that is Jupiter on the bottom left, with most of the summer triangle at center. The ISS passed just below Altair. If you look closely you can just make out the coathanger above Sagitta. Have a good evening at the fireworks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 05:13:32 pm »

Almost missed this thread!. That's a very attractive image John, love the colours in the cloud, the curvature of the ISS trail and the fact that it's passing through one of my favourite constellations. I seen that pass from here and it looked wonderful above Jupiter.

A belated happy 4th of July to our friends in the US..hope you had a good one!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 11:29:59 pm »

I thought I would tag this onto this thread since we were talking about the 4th of July. I thought I'd try my first go at fireworks even though the conditions were miserable at best, drizzle, 1 mile visability and a 300-400' cieling, not a good combination. Fireworks definitly are a difficult object to image under ideal conditions. Anyway, we had a good time with everybody else watching and listening to the fireworks exploding somewhere in the clouds above. Paul, there are no hard feelings about England because all of us in the States are from somewhere else. I've traced my mothers side of the family(Wilder)back to 16th century Combe Hants and Berskhire, England, Normandy, France and 15th century Bohemia, Czech Republic. It certainly is a small world!!!



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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 11:58:02 pm »

Lovely Richard, I like those images a lot and I think the fog just sets them off. This is something I still have to try, can you give me a guide as to what your exposures were?

I'm not from here either Richard, my father's side goes back to late 1600's Dutch Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 11:46:24 am »

Richard, those are wonderful firework images...congrats!.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 03:32:17 pm »

Thanks for the comments. John,I shot these at 2-3 seconds, f/6.3 and ISO 100. Everything I had read said 2-4 seconds @ about f/8 so I was in the ballpark. Everything kind of washed out with the fog, but everthing is a learning experience. 90% of the bursts were about 3 times as high up in the clouds so all we got was a glow. Hopefully next time we'll have better weather!
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 04:29:24 pm »

Good capture John...

Richard nice set of the fireworks..
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 07:24:51 am »

Great ISS and fireworks shots! Cheesy
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