Solar System
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Milky Way
ISS June 27, 2010
8:23 pm
Mag -4.4
Elevation 86.5 deg.
AP 1200GTO (drive disengaged)
TEC MC250 at F20 (5,000mm focal length)
Lumenera SKYnyx 2-0M
Capture start time: June 27, 2010 20:21:53 CDT
Capture duration: 217.06 sec
Captured frames: 10928
Capture frame speed: 50 fps
Capture format: Ser / 16Bit
Exposure: 0.83 ms

I focused and set the exposure on Venus, which was predicted
to be approximately the same size and magnitude as the ISS.
The mount would not automatically track the ISS, so I
disengaged the drive motors and used the finder to manually
align the telescope during the pass.  This was the first time I
have tried to image the ISS, and it was difficult.  The ISS
appeared in some fashion in 122 of the 10, 928 frames. I picked
two near the zenith, and applied levels and curves in Photoshop
Click here for Venus-ISS
apparent size comparison