Very neat. Stan On 5/2/2010 10:42 AM, Tom Polakis wrote: > At the convenient hour of 3:00 this morning, Randy Peterson, Jenn, and I were > set up in a parking lot near Falcon Field in Mesa to record the International > Space Station transiting the moon. Other than the ISS being quite distant > (408 miles), circumstances of this event were pretty good. In both other > cases of recording lunar transits, the ISS was illuminated, and much brighter > than the moon. This morning's event had the ISS in shadow, presenting a > silhouette against the moon. > > Randy set up his 12" LX-200 and video recording equipment that he uses for > asteroid occultation work. Our equipment consisted of a 70mm Pronto > refractor an Imaging Source monochrome digital video camera designed for > planetary imaging. Within a couple seconds of the assigned time, we recorded > the event successfully. Here's a multiple exposure of the shadow crossing > the moon at a 1/60 second interval between frames. > > http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/124139000 > > Tom > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.