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Tom Gwilym from Renton, Washington captured this series of images of the International Space Station with a 12″ Meade LX200 telescope. The picture is amazing, but Tom explains that his method for getting all these images of the station is actually pretty simple.
“I’m not doing anything fancy to take these, just a $30 webcam and hand guiding the telescope while recording the video as an .AVI file. Then I sort through the 1,800 frames and pick out the good ones. Easy to go through and find them since they flash on the screen as the video is playing. I may have about 50 frames with the station, but then I save only the sharpest ones.”
You can see more of Tom’s photos over at http://tegwilym.zenfolio.com.
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