Chasing Shadows: Planning for and Imaging ISS Transits of the Sun and Moon – Jeffrey E. Shokler
How do you catch something travelling at 17,500 mph as it moves between you and a target that might be 92 million miles away (or maybe only 240,000 miles away)? Longtime MAS member and astrophotographer Jeffrey Shokler will show us how to plan for International Space Station transits of the Sun and Moon, and also about his recent experiences capturing images of those events. You’ll learn about on-line planning tools, strategies for the week before, day before, and day of in terms of positioning and set-up. Jeff will also share the approaches he has taken to both capturing and processing the transit data in order to create finished images of ISS transits.
About the Speaker:
Jeffrey E. Shokler is a current member, Vice President, and past President of the Madison Astronomical Society. An amateur astronomer for over 30 years, only five years ago Jeff took the dive into astrophotography – imaging with DSLR cameras and, most recently, with a dedicated CCD camera.