ISS And SpaceX Dragon CRS-16 Cargo Spacecraft
Taken by Szabolcs Nagy on December 7, 2018 @ Wimbledon
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Hi everyone,

Literally I can not believe that eventually, after roughly 2 years of waiting and many missed opportunities today I finally managed to take a good shot of the Dragon cargo spacecraft last evening. YAY!!! Firstly ISS came over with a maximum elevation of 80° and about 2 mins behind it the SpaceX Dragon cargo vessel followed. It clearly wasnt as bright as ISS, but still easily visible to the naked eye. These photos are to scale, I mean taken with the same telescope with the same camera (at maximum resolution) and focus extender optics. For the reason that Dragon might look slightly bigger relative to the size of ISS, mind their altitude difference. If tomorrow weather permits I might try imaging the ISS with Dragon docked (berthed) to it, which means Dragon will be way over a 100km farther away than today.

MANUAL tracking!!!

Equipment Skywatcher 250/1200 dobson Zwo ASI224MC color camera TeleVue 2.5x powermate

07/12/2018
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