Tonight’s ISS/moon blend. Quite close to home this time – 15 kilometers [9 miles] to the center line … always lovely to see the conjunction with the unaided eye!
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Want to capture a photo like this? Learn when ISS will cross the moon from your location from these sources:
Here’s a list of the sort of equipment you might need, from an article at NASA (substitute your favorite gear):
– Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera
– 600 mm lens (or the largest you have)
– 2X telephoto lens converter (amplifies lens)
– Trigger cable (minimizes camera shake)
– Tripod (heavy duty works best)
– Sandbag (keeps tripod stable)
And here are some good articles that’ll help you understand the process:
Bottom line: ISS transiting the moon, June 2018.
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