ISS Lunar Transit


Balázs Benei

Budapest, Hungary

72/500 refractor
10 mm Plössl eyepiece
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

On 29th January 2018 the ISS passed in the front of Moon above Budapest. I calculated my geographical coordinates with and the precision was perfect. I observed the transit with 72/500 refractor, 10 mm Plössl eyepiece and a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) smartphone attached to the eyepiece. 20 sec before the transit I started a 30 fps video on the phone and succesfully captured the event. Then I did the processing of the video at home and created this montage with every second frame with the ISS on it.

I like this type of astrophotography because it shows that you can do acceptable images even when your budged does not allow to buy professional equipment.