ISS Transiting The Sun
Taken by Maximilian Teodorescu on June 30, 2014 @ Magurele (Ilfov), Romania
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Time: 1/2000
Aperture: f/inf
ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2014:06:30 12:43:52
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After a very long period of no transits of the ISS over the Sun, I have finally got a chance of perfectly clear skies and high Sun altitude and a close flyby of the ISS at around 470km. Together with my wife I drove a few kilometers from my workplace and settled into a corn field in 30 degrees Celsius. When the moment came we both push our remote control buttons and got the dark silhouette of the ISS close to the freshly emerged sunspot groups 2104 and 2107. So for a very brief (0.6 seconds) there were three large sunspot groups on the Sun for us. The equipment: 90mm Maksutov and Canon 550D for my wife, and a 115mm APO Refractor and Canon 550D for me. Both with solar filters (of course) and on equatorial mounts. Data for the transit were, as always, calculated for us via CalSky.
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Din nou de excepție. Felicitări, Max și Eliza!
Posted by valisarm 2014-06-30 16:59:45
Great shot, with so much detail visible. Keep uf the good work.
Posted by MikiBee 2014-06-30 21:55:59
Fantastic!!! Congratulations!
Posted by LandyGyebnar 2014-06-30 22:31:37
Thank you Vali, Miki and Landy for your kind words. Hopefully I will get better results in terms of resolution over the next few weeks using higher magnification, but the most important issue is as ever the seeing, especially in the summer.
Posted by MaximilianT 2014-07-01 02:48:53
Maximilian, I sent your image to Astronaut Reid Wiseman who is currently on the ISS. He would like to share it through his Twitter feed @Astro_Reid and would like to see if you have a Twitter handle and if it would be ok to share with credit to you?
Posted by romeoch 2014-07-02 13:30:54
remeoch: Thank you for sending my image to Astronaut Reid Wiseman. Yes, of course he can share the image since is actually an image of his vehicle :) and perhaps I should ask him if I can post ISS images on the web:). Unfortunately I do not have Twitter or any other social network accounts, and this is mostly due to the fact that I can not use this services at work and also I have very little time at home also. Nevertheless, would be very glad if the image would be useful for the ISS guys up there. Than you!
Posted by MaximilianT 2014-07-03 01:03:02
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