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Location of Photo:

Republic of Moldova

Date/Time of photo:

03/26/2021 10:19:00PM


Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer mount (it has a lunar tracking mode available) + Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED (72/420mm) + filter wheel with Baader LRGB filters set (for the transit UV/IR filter was used) + Barlow 2x + ZWO ASI174MM camera


This event had a duration of just 0.7 seconds. I pulled the trigger on actually attempting to capture it on the evening before, when I saw a chance to get a proper weather around the transit time. Pinged my good old friend and asked him to help me out. He agreed, so 2 hours hours before the transit we hit the road! We were fully ready just 20 seconds before the event, very tight timing. But everything went just fine, we saw the ISS passing in front of the Moon and couldn't be happier! Afterwards we stayed to shoot additional material, so I could attempt to assemble a mineral Moon, something I never did before with my astrocams (DSLRs worked for me before, but my planetary astrocams are monochrome). I have a filter wheel and a Baader LRGB filters set, so it was totally doable. But I didn't expect it to be sooooo awesome, the result turned out to be incredible. ISS was cropped out and was stacked separately, to improve clarity and sharpness. It worked wonders, ISS' details showed up nicely and crisp. Final touch - putting it back, exactly in the positions it had on the captured RAW frames




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