ISS Flyby & Hercules Cluster

ISS Flyby & Hercules Cluster

Tonight was a clear night with several visible ISS flybys. Using the GH2 for the first time I mounted it on my telescope mount to track the stars so that only the ISS itself was streaking across the stars. The above picture has a bit of a jitter as I was trying to capture the fast moving ISS station and reposition the camera to take the shot.

This shot is of the Uras Major (Big Dipper) as the ISS station passes close-by constellation. While waiting for the ISS station to do the flybys I also set-up my telescope with the GH2 to take some pictures of M13, the Hercules Cluster.

Although not the largest cluster in the sky (that is the Centauri cluster) it is the largest in the northern sky whereby North America and Europe and Russia can see.

About Graeme

Graeme is a traveler who enjoys photographing pretty much anything. He is also the webmaster for MegaPixelTravel.com
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3 Responses to ISS Flyby & Hercules Cluster

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  2. Ed says:

    Graeme,
    What adapter do you use to adapt the GH-2 to the scope’s eyepiece/focuser?

    I have both an 8″ and homemade 10″ telescope. cncsupplyinc.com has an Olympus four thirds adapter that would presumably work on the GH-2.

    Thanks! And nice shot of M13!

    • Graeme says:

      I have a lot of Nikon Gear so I used a Nikon T-ring and then a Nikon to MFT (micro four thirds) adapter. Its very easy to use the MFT live view to find objects by setting the ISO as high as you can and a shutterspeed decent enough to expose the shot. Works almost like a mallicam but with more amp light.

      Then once you find what your looking for lock in the scope and change the settings to something more reasonable (low ISO and long shutter) and take your shot!

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