I have been busy - Vicki and I are returning to Killarney Provincial Park at the end of July for a few weeks. I will be posting some activities here. I was "thinking" when a photo from a friend of mine arrived and prompted me to post the following:
Could be done anywhere - even Killarney! (August 16, 2012)
Here is how:
Go to: "Change your observing location"
Click and a map will open.
Try this to open in Killarney:
Drag the orange balloon to your oberving site and give it a name. Then click on "Update"
You will be returned to start and there click under Satellites "ISS" to see "Visible Passes" for the next 10 days.
From my friend:
Credit: Michael Khan, Darmstadt
German original: and my translation:
Überflug der ISS über Darmstadt , ISS over Darmstadt,
am 7.6.2014, Germany on June 7, 2014
Blickrichtung nach Norden. Facing North
Komposit aus einer Serie Composed of 9 individual exposures
aus 9 Einzelaufnahmen, each 30 seconds duration.
00:05 - 00:10 MESZ. Middle European Summer Time
(6 hours difference)
Canon EOS 600D, Sigma EX 10 mm f2.8 DC, ISO 200
One should use a tripod, turn off the "lens-shake" compensator, manual focus to infinity,
possibly set shutter delay to 2-3 seconds, ISO 400 to 800 for a single exposure, 200 for multiexposures,
focal length short: 18mm and 30sec = little star trailing, i.e. sharp point-like stars; longer
focal lengths and shorter exposures, as you wish/trial and error.
And maybe .....