Skip to comments.Amateurs Measure ISS Using the Moon
Posted on 04/10/2018 12:07:11 PM PDT by messierhunter
Let's see how long this thread lasts, the mods pull everything I post that offends or upset the delicate little flat earth and science hating snowflakes that have taken over FreeRepublic these days. Here's a simple method anyone can use to measure the altitude, size, and velocity of the International Space Station by capitalizing on a lunar transit (where ISS is silhouetted against the moon within a narrow corridor - you can find opportunities on transit-finder.com).
Anyone can do this with a friend using a good high magnification camera like a P900 or other long focal length telephoto lens on a tripod. You could also use a simple cheap telescope, even without tracking capability. The result is that ISS is exactly as high, fast, and large as NASA says it is. I used highly precise astrometry to perform the measurement, by shutting off my telescope's tracking and allowing the moon to drift out of the field of view immediately following the transit. A few minutes later when the moon was far enough away to reduce the glare, I took a photo of the background stars in order to calibrate the image and precisely measure the angular separation of the ISS transit in my footage compared to footage from a friend about a kilometer away from me.
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Thunderous applause! The rise of Flattards is a puzzling thing. They tell such lies, too.
Why would you doubt them?.................
I wouldn’t, but many do and often come up with amusing excuses for my previous ISS footage, ranging from a drone to a U-2 spyplane modified to look exactly like ISS to even claiming it’s just a balloon.
I put a 2 foot level on the street in front of my house. Definitely flat and level just like the earth.
Go ahead, zot the thread, just like last time. It’ll just prove how FreeRepublic has fallen into the pocket of snowflake flat earthers and other conspiracy theorists.
I doubt they will zot it for that.
Most likely for your whiny butt-hurt attitude.
But that’s just my conspiracy theory.
Whatever helps you sleep at night. Sounds like my video struck a nerve.
Well thanks. BTW I did not know there were flat earthers at Free Republic. Of course it shouldn’t surprise me. :-)
You have a video? Wow, that’s impressive as hell.
Impressive as hell.
What is an “ISS?”
I think he’s being sarcastic regarding Flatturds. At least, I hope so.
I've also strapped a bubble level to my car and driven around town. The bubble stays in the center. Flat earth: confirmed.
What is an ISS?
In School Suspension
If you believe my video or my calculations are false, then you are free to prove it, I laid out my methods explicitly and provided my data.
I don't resent the management for it though even though we aren't always told the reason; when we are told, it makes sense.
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