Is it possible to view the iss using the telescopes

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Adamseidel231
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Is it possible to view the iss using the telescopes

Postby Adamseidel231 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:14 pm

Hi,

Is it possible to take images of the International space station with telescope.org telescopes

cobblers knob
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Re: Is it possible to view the iss using the telescopes

Postby cobblers knob » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:47 pm

In theory it is possible to view and even photograph/video the ISS using a telescope. However you need to be well prepared and know exactly where and when the ISS will be visible so that you can point your scope at the right patch of sky and track what is a very fast moving target. Because of the points queuing system that allocates telescope time on the BRT you cannot be certain within an accurate enough time frame when your job will be allocated so sadly its a non starter with the BRT. There is however a recent image on APOD that shows the ISS transiting the sun at the time of the recent partial solar eclipse, well worth a look.
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