ISS lunar transit image

From: Marco Langbroek <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:56:01 +0100
Hi all,

While Sankar had an ISS solar transit at Bagalor earlier that day, I had a lunar 
transit of ISS here at Leiden yesterday evening (9 Feb) near 22:38:29 UT.

The resulting image (combi of 3 photographs) can be seen here:

The seeing was very bad: the lunar disc showed "waves" as if fluid. There was 
also a very strong wind rocking the telescope. As a result the images are less 
sharp than is usually possible with my instrument (Celestron C6). Yet some 
structure is visible, so I am happy.

Clouds coming in in the minutes around the transit made it extra tense, but I 
was lucky that the moon was in a clear gap amidst scattered clouds during the 


- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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