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ISS on 20th May 2020

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About this observation
Observer
Chris Hooker
Time of observation
20/05/2020 - 00:31
Object
International Space Station
Observing location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Equipment
254 mm Newtonian
5x Powermate
ZWO ASI174MM camera
Baader IR cut filter
Exposure
0.5 msec

Conditions were good for the second pass of the evening. The large sensor of the ASI174 camera allows the use of a 5x Powermate without the field of view becoming too small to track the station successfully. The image is a stack of 70 frames selected from a 3 second sequence near the middle of the pass. The heat-rejection panels are overexposed, as usual, but the other parts of the ISS show plenty of detail. The Space Exposure Facility, at the 'upper' end of the hammerhead, shows the different modules that are deployed to allow samples to be subjected to the vacuum environment.

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