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Towel Day greeting from the ISS
European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut (and hoopy frood) Samantha Cristoforetti has sent a message from the International Space Station celebrating Towel Day!
#ISS #Internationalspacestation #Expedition42 #samanthacristoforetti #TowelDay 
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/towel-day-greeting-from-the-iss#sthash.JP6ixeNS.dpuf
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European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has sent a message from the International Space Station celebrating Towel Day!
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kouki atu

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ISSの日面通過を動画撮影成功

焦点距離を欲張ったので太陽の下が少し欠けましたが、良い感じに撮影出来ました
太陽は日周運動による東西南北を北を上にして撮影
地平に対するISSの軌道は左上から右下となっています

連続画像は動画から切り出し、比較暗合成しています。

18日にISSのリブートが予定されていましたが、Androidアプリ、ISS通過予測 による予測は正確に出ていて
今回、青線の真下は良い場所が無く、200m程西にある施設の駐車場をお借りしましたがほぼ真ん中、通過時間もピッタリでした。

次回はいつになるか、楽しみです。

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kouki atu

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今朝のISS 月面通過の画像が仕上がりました
6コマ/sで連写したうちの
04:34:23~04:34:24 9コマを比較明合成しました
(タイムスタンプはO-GPSでマーク)

予測中心線より50m程北西で撮影しましたが、計算の正確さがわかります
(予測はEd Morana のAndroidアプリ ISS通過予測 を使用)

今週、私のエリアでは土星と太陽面の通過があります
天気次第ですが、太陽面通過は動画で撮影してみます。

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Jenny Winder

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Samantha explains gravity of the situation from the ISS
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been demonstrating the principle of gravity in a new teaching video filmed in the best place imaginable—the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS). 
#ISS #samanthacristoforetti #Expedition43
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European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station (ISS) has been demonstrating the principle of gravity in a new teaching video.
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Jenny Winder

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Alien planet systems shortlisted for naming
Astronomy's ruling authority has announced a shortlist of 20 planetary systems for which they invite names from the public.
#IAU #Exoplanets #Zooniverse
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/alien-planet-systems-shortlisted-for-naming
Twenty planetary systems beyond our own, have been selected from a list of 305, to be named by the public.
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Paso de la ISS, Estación Espacial Internacional, por el cielo de Barcelona. 21/04/2014.
Cámara Canon EOS 6D, f. 5.6, v: 50 sg (Bulb), ISO 100, objetivo 24 mm, trípode y autodisparador. 
Passage of the ISS, International Space Station, the sky of Barcelona. 21.4.2014.
Canon EOS 6D, f. 5.6, v: 50 sg (Bulb), ISO 100, 24mm lens, tripod and self-timer.
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While at Stonehenge yesterday I decided to send a message to the cosmos. #GYATM (Photo by James O.Davies)
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Massimo Luciani

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kouki atu

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2015年2月24日
ISS(国際宇宙ステーション)が日本上空を通過
愛媛県 今治市 の来島海峡を望む糸山公園展望台から撮影、タイムラプス動画にしてみました。

後半は、来島海峡を航行する船の灯りと星空のタイムラプス動画

次回からISS撮影は露出2s位が楽しいかも。

残像の残るタイムラプス動画作成には
比較明合成フリーソフト SiriusComp を使っています。

※ オリジナルはAPS-C 画像ですが16:1に変換されています

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Since the launch of Zarya, the first module of the ISS, on 20 November 1998, five space agencies have worked together to build the orbiting science lab—one of the most complex scientific and technological endeavours ever undertaken. On 20 November 2013, celebrate with us as we launch a world-wide wave to cheer the ISS! Starting at midnight GMT—the official time zone of the ISS—the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are launching a world-wide wave for ISS. Join the wave by following the hashtag #ISS15! Keep the wave rolling by telling us what the ISS—its science, technology and astronauts—means to you. Head outside and see the space station for yourself. If you're lucky enough to photograph it, share your photo by tagging it with #ISS15. It's your space station, and it's your turn to get involved! How will you do the world-wide wave?
 
 
I like the idea of the small gravity ring, I'm thinking mainly as an exercise area to spend hours at a time working out and pumping iron. They should add a gravity ring to ISS ASAP. 
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Really awesome Sir, GOD bless you. How is everything now? 
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kouki atu

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懸念していた雷雲が去り現れた太陽

写真は 11:36:39
ISS(国際宇宙ステーション)が太陽の前を通過する様子
(動画切り出し比較暗合成)
 
今回は普段太陽黒点を撮影している合成f:1200mm望遠鏡にデジイチを付けたいつもと同じシステム
 
今回はビデオモードにしたために縦の画素が少ないのと、昼間の極軸合わせがラフ過ぎて
太陽追尾がずれてしまいました。

予報中心線上に撮影ポイントが無かったので太陽の中心を捉えられませんでしたが
薄雲でコントラストが今ひとつの中、なんとかゲット出来ました

通過をマドさんグラスで見ていましたが
 わかりませんでした
 
この経験を次回に生かします

※ 動画の仕上げは夜なります

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#太陽
#黒点
#ISS日面通過
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Jenny Winder

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Worms hitch a ride aboard the ISS
You could be forgiven for thinking that worms have little in common with us humans, yet astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been conducting science aboard the International Space Station involving tiny nematode worms (roundworms) to help better understand the effects of space on the human body.
#ISS #Expedition42 #samanthacristoforetti
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/worms-hitch-a-ride-aboard-the-iss
You could be forgiven for thinking that worms have little in common with us humans, yet astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been using nematode worms aboard the International Space Station, to study the effects of space on the human body.
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Jenny Winder

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MESSENGER makes final move before impact
Sen—NASA's MESSENGER probe has made its final maneuver ahead of its impact on Mercury at the end of April.
#Mercury #MESSENGER
Read the full article at: http://sen.com/news/messenger-makes-final-move-before-impact
NASA's MESSENGER mission controllers have conducted the final maneuver to raise the spacecraft's orbit, extending the mission and delaying the spacecraft's inevitable impact on Mercury by a few more days.
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kouki atu

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22日のISS
 
まだ西ソラでは美の競演が続いている20:06
南西からISS登場
高度と光度を上げながら天頂を通り20:10過ぎ
南東の空高いところでスッと消えました
 
もう少し左にカメラを向けていたらと・・
 
画面ひだりの妙な光はハレ切り失敗で街灯や走る車のライトによるハレーションです
 
次回への反省点
 
仮眠を終えたのでこれから こと座流星群の撮影にでかけます。

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This could be useful for space repairs
 
Magnetic Putty: Mesmerizing Primarily Because It Defies Gravity.
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In modern physics, gravity is most accurately described by the general theory of relativity (proposed by Einstein) which describes gravity as a consequence of the curvature of spacetime. For most applications gravity is well approximated by Newton's law of universal gravitation, which postulates that the gravitational force of two bodies of mass is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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Massimo Luciani

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#EVA  
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