Don Thomas


I used a ZWO ASI120-MM camera on a C9.25 telescope on an EQ5 mount.

I took this picture of the International Space Station from my garden in Surrey as it whizzed overhead on 14th February 2016.
I tracked the space station by hand using a right-angled finderscope with a double cross hair which I converted myself.
I find it helps a lot using a double cross hair so you have a box to centre the ISS in otherwise when its exactly in the centre its hidden behind the cross hairs.
Its amazing to think that our very own Major Tim was in the ISS – I like to think he was waving to me and I’m sure he slowed it down a bit so I could get the shot !!