ISS-TRACKING with Emmanuel Rietsch tracking system (Hardware + Software)

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Very high pass = 83° !

Mount in Equatorial mode - Nov 22, 2018 16:08 UT

No acquisition Telescope !! Only Nikon Coolpix P1000 3000 mm gigazoom !!

Registered video of the pass : https://youtu.be/jnsNkG4lztA

Pictures 100% size below registration with AS!3 of 60-100 frames from 30 FPS, 2160p capture and wavelet with RegiStax6.

           

As I had no Telrad yet on this configuration, locating precisely the ISS going up in the sky was not easy at all as at start the ISS is not bright !

I had to start in manual movie mode ISO 6400 exp 1/30 sec (then I was able to see a bright star) and about 300 mm focal length.

When I catched the ISS and the tracking was Ok, I had to change quickly to ISO 800, exp 1/1250 sec and zoom to max 3000 MM (blocked on f/8).

When tracking was not as precise as expected I had to play on zoom for a few seconds and act on the knobs of the finder Taka refractor.