Finally the effort has produced result. We got the Image of International Space Station (ISS) when it was crossing the face of Sun this morning. This is a still grabbed from HD Video. Solar panels of ISS and Sun spots are clear in the image. This was our second attempt to shoot ISS Solar Transit. The first also produced result, but we were not satisfied with the output quality. // The time was 10:11:36.4sec. (AM IST. 5.5hr + GMT) // Date: 02nd Feb 2011 // Location: Siliguri (Lat 26.7007337&lon=88.4351724) // Distance of location from final Pass Path: 300 mt. // Duration of Pass: 0.59 sec. // Deviation of actual path from path predicted at T minus 2hr 30min (At 07:41hr): 400mt. Size of ISS: 35 seconds. // Camera/Optics used: Sony HDR HC-9 at Prime Focus with Orion 120mm Refractor fitted with 25mm Eye Piece loaded on dual axis motorized EQ5 mount. // Sky : Cloudless but high level of haze and dust Thanks a lot to all for helping me out in the event preparation. Debasis For SWAN Sky Watchers Association of North Bengal www.skywatchersindia.com
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