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Got up early this morning to try and capture a bright pass of the ISS.

I was armed with a 400 2.8 IS "overclocked" with 5.6x worth of TCs.









It seems the conditions (seeing, shot execution and ISS angle relative to the sun) weren't as optimal as April last year, when I got a bit better detail.








Looking forward to the next bright pass of the space bird over our islands.


Romy



Nov 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Trying to capture detail from over 400 km away


Interesting. How did you locate that thing?



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Nov 10, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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Not handheld ?



Nov 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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Great job Romy. I envy your place on the planet...


Nov 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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http://spaceweather.com/flybys/


Nov 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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ytwong wrote:
Interesting. How did you locate that thing?



I use this site. I input my coordinates and it gives me the schedule of passes for the next 10 days,

http://www.heavens-above.com/



Nov 11, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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PetKal wrote:
Not handheld ?


Wish I had your much lighter 400 IS II, Peter.


Sarsfield wrote:
Great job Romy. I envy your place on the planet...


Thanks.



Nov 11, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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What the h-- is ISS ??


Nov 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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Wow, how cool is that!

Wes N.



Nov 11, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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international space station


Nov 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
 

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jaybird555 wrote:
What the h-- is ISS ??


Not very sure, but I guess it means Impossibly Small Subject.

I always have a tough time focusing on it, so I cheat by prefocusing on the moon, which is a much larger and slower target.

Here's how the moon looks this morning from our islands.

Canon 7D + 400 2.8 L IS + stacked Canon 2x and Sigma 2x TCs,
1600 mm, f/16, ISO 200, 1/30 sec, 475B/516 support.








Nov 11, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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I am in awe! Thanks for posting those incredible shots.


Nov 11, 2012 at 01:03 AM
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spdntrxi wrote:
international space station

Thanks!!



Nov 11, 2012 at 02:39 AM
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I love this shot! I have been wanting to shoot the moon, I unfortunately don't have a lens like that. Thank you for sharing"


Nov 11, 2012 at 03:37 AM
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Liquidstone wrote:
Wish I had your much lighter 400 IS II, Peter.



That doesn't seem to matter, Romy, you do get spectacular shots with your MkI.



Nov 11, 2012 at 03:40 AM
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Very well done, Romy. It's just amazing
Hans



Nov 11, 2012 at 03:58 AM
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Thanks everyone for the comments!


PetKal wrote:
That doesn't seem to matter, Romy, you do get spectacular shots with your MkI.



Peter, having used both versions of the 400 2.8 IS, how would you compare the optics of the new vs the old? My old one is so unbelievably sharp that I see an increase in captured detail at moonshots up to a 4x TC. I'm curious if Canon was able to improve on the near optical perfection of the older one.



Nov 11, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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The Mk II version of the 400 would have brought out a lot more of the ISS feather details.

Db



Nov 11, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Trying to capture detail from over 400 km away


Great images...but where are the space aliens


Nov 11, 2012 at 08:04 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Trying to capture detail from over 400 km away


400km phew. I can see the sun and it's 150 000 000 km away

We don't need no stinkin' teleconverters gringo

Awesome shots Romy.



Nov 11, 2012 at 09:18 AM
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