​​Satellite Spotting & Operations Handbook

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I have developed three methods of recording satellite passes. The simplest is via a Canon Digital SLR camera and use the video recording mode. As it's not designed for stellar photography, it can only record the brightest of satellites. I will carry out further experiments to enhance the existing facilities. Another is a Hi8 camcorder with manual focus and exposure. The method that give best results so far is a Yukon 5x42mm wildlife night camera. Further details are given in the book. More clips will be added later.

Daylight pass of ISS over my back garden. The sun was setting; a deep blue sky helped to expose the space station. The 'wonky course' was just me moving around to avoid the tree.

My other satellite clips

More clips to follow... Below; another satellite spotter's shot of ISS in daylight.