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tegwilym
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posted 10-14-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys,
I thought you would like to see my latest attempt at photographing the ISS. I caught a great shot of it with my telescope last night as it passed over Seattle. Atlantis is clearly visible as well as the new S1 truss that was installed last week.
http://www.geocities.com/tegwilym2/astrophotos/spacecraft.html

Tom

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posted 10-14-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom -- Excellent shots!! Thanks for sharing. It is so cool to see that image of the shuttle attached to the station.

Rich

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posted 10-14-2002 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! is all I can say.

tegwilym
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posted 10-14-2002 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is one more pass tonight in about 2 hours that I'll try. I don't think I can possibly duplicate that last image!

Tom

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posted 10-15-2002 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't think I could duplicate last night's images, but I lied. I did well again tonight!

http://www.geocities.com/tegwilym2/astrophotos/spacecraft.html

Rizz
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posted 10-15-2002 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats EXTREMELY AWESOME Tom.

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posted 10-15-2002 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Frighteningly good, Tom.

tegwilym
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posted 10-15-2002 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems that my web site has been kind of popular. Too many hits on it and it's shut down for now. It's a free site, so I get what I pay for I guess. I'll have to move those over to the server space that I'm paying for.

Tom

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posted 10-15-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW Tom!!!!!

FANTASTIC images of the ISS.... reach out and touch it, really brings the fact that it is actually happening overhead into reality.

(You do need to pay for a site however, my computer has been popping up security alerts and new windows like crazy!!)

Jake :-)

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posted 10-15-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Werb   Click Here to Email Werb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Tom! Keep up the awesome work!

Mike

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posted 10-15-2002 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, the site was down for a while. I just checked it and it's back up with about 100 more hits on it than last night. I'm thinking I should move some of my sites over to my AT&T space. No ads, and I'm paying for that so it should take the load better.

Ben
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posted 10-16-2002 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Tom, they made NASAs homepage! How cool is that, congrats!
www.nasa.gov

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posted 10-16-2002 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw that on the Nasa science page, but didn't notice it was on the MAIN Nasa page until you mentioned that!

Do you think this would count as a resume for a job with them? I could start tomorrow!

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posted 10-18-2002 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great job, makes it all worth getting up in the middle of the night, even around Halloween

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posted 10-18-2002 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
great photos. now just have to tweek it alittle more for crisp view.

tegwilym
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posted 10-18-2002 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!
That's actually about as sharp as they can get. I did a little unsharp-masking in photoshop to sharpen them a little more without overprocessing them. I just need a more stable atmosphere to get it sharper. I'll just have to keep trying and hopefully get a good stable night one of these days.

tegwilym
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posted 10-22-2002 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
spent some time fooling around with Photoshop and an animated .gif program tonight. I made some short videos of the ISS pass that I took last week. Take a peek at them here: http://www.geocities.com/tegwilym2/astrophotos/spacecraft.html
(Click the video links on the first two images).

Tom

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posted 10-23-2002 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for xdef66   Click Here to Email xdef66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! Thanks for sharing these awesome photos. I think I can see someone waving at me from the window ! Seriously these are great and again thank-you !

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posted 10-24-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heck, I have been withholding comment, but pride is getting the better of me. As Tom was taking his pictures (perhaps), the crew of STS-112 was answering questions sent up to them while in orbit. My daughter's question, posed with a little help from dad, was one of the questions selected. NASA's site has both the transcribed response and the real audio recording of Dr. Magnus's and Dr. Seller's responses.

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posted 10-24-2002 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Tom -

The film is bloody fantastic and I hate to make artistic comments, but do you suppose you could run a synchronized clip with the 3D graphic model you use on your stills? That would probably help follow what's there.

tegwilym
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posted 10-24-2002 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rodina:

The film is bloody fantastic and I hate to make artistic comments, but do you suppose you could run a synchronized clip with the 3D graphic model you use on your stills? That would probably help follow what's there.


Actually, that is a very good idea! It would take a bit of work though since the videos are made up of 23 and 40 frames each. I would have to make each model, cut it out, rotate and resize it to match the image, and probably flip it too.
It would be a lot of work, but it would look realy cool.
I might have to play around with that.

Tom

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