ISS Transiting the Sun
This past summer I was told of a great website (ISS Transit Finder). Inputting your Lat. and Lon. it will calculate if and when the ISS will cross between you and the Sun, and Moon. So I punched my data and "bingo" there was going to be a pass, actually 2 passes came up, a week apart. I decided to try capturing this event. Well the weather wasn't good for the first pass, but I set up anyway. I set up my Lunt LS60-THa solar scope with a MallinCam Micro ex. What I needed to do is capture a video of the transit. The actual transit takes less than 1 second. in this case it was .54 sec. Even with the skies so poor I figured I would try a test run. I wasn't even sure how accurate this info was going to be. I had a few friends over to witness this event. Just as it was time for the transit the clouds thinned a bit. We didn't see a thing. But after playing back the video we did catch a glimpse of the ISS. Wow, this actually worked. The fallowing week the weather was perfect. I was already to go. I was sertup like the previous week with the Lunt solar scope. I started capturing the video and with in a second there it went.
I took the captured AVI video and used the 20 frames that showed the ISS transit. Using RegiStax this is what I was able to get. Next time I will speed up the frame rate of the camera to get a better image.