ISS - Moon Transit
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2010-08-18 00:11:03 UT. Following capturing the Sun's transit of the ISS, we set out to capture a Moon transit. The opportunity came on Tuesday evening at 11 minutes past midnight. It would be an inferior transit with the ISS and moon being at an elevation of 10.6 degrees above the horizon. In addition, at 1295 km., the ISS was three times further away than in our solar transit image. In addition, the sky was overcast until 2 minutes prior to the event. Talking about a lot of things that need to come together right. However, all three of us, Stephen, Frank and I captured the transit. Regardless of how the images turned out, given the fact that this was our first attempt of such an event and the horrible conditions, I believe they all were a success and congratiolations to all three of us!!