ISS Solar transit - 08/26/16

Submitted by jimwcoleman

I got lucky and was able to catch a solar transit of the ISS. This shot was taken with a Canon 60D DSLR camera at prime focus on an 8" Meade LX200R, using a Baader solar filter. I also have video, which I will post later. This is a still shot from the video. :)

Note: Living in the Pacific Northwest, I had to shoot this through a cover of fir trees ... you can see the branches in this photo - I was so lucky that at the last moment, the sun came out and I was able to get a shot ...

Submitted by swingin on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:57

I've been trying to catch the ISS for a few years now, I think I just miss.. Did you get that this morning? CalSky told me it was a double transit today, but, once again to many trees in the yard for me at 7:38 or so. Nice shot!


In reply to by swingin

Submitted by jimwcoleman on Sat, 08/27/2016 - 09:08

Yeah, the trees often dampen my opportunities, too. On the Venus transit in 2012, the clouds almost did me in. On the Mercury transit earlier this year, I was shooting through trees ... Yeah, that shot was the morning 10:02 a.m. transit. :)