EDIT: (OR MAYBE NOT: See @bam post on the end of this thread!)
Ok, thanks to the advanced tutelage of Professors @bam, @ThreeTen, @freelancertech and @DraconisRex, I’m pretty sure I captured the International Space Center passing far off to the west on Nov. 16th on my new Wyze V3. @WyzeDongsheng @WyzeGwendolyn
A little history, I caught a ton of meteors, satellites, planes, space junk and other stuff during the recent build up to the Leonid Meteor Shower event. I had the Wyze V3 set to “continuous recording” so I had days worth of hours worth of minutes recorded to an SD card.
One of my wise Wyze advisors, @DraconisRex (I think), speculated that we could perhaps capture the ISS passing by.
Looking online, I found an Historical Record of the International Space Station’s tracking, scrollable down to the second. And found a GMT timeframe during which the ISS should have been viewable from my location (GMT-600).
I entered the following time: 2020-11-16 05:21:00-0600. I saw that the ISS passed off the west of my location, moving from Northwest to SouthEast … and searched through the applicable timeframe stored on my SD card. And bingo, I found an object on the V3’s “continuous recording” on Nov. 16th, at 5:21 am, continuing into 5:22 am, moving in the right direction at the right time.
The object first appears on the right of the video, top quadrant, close to the edge of view. You’ll see it move.
Check out the following two clips. (Second video still not playing on some devices, but does on IOS! (Note to moderators. Both MP4s play on my Windows laptop, but not online here! Help!) (Dongsheng was able to download the videos and play them locally, so if you can’t view them, please download the two videos while it is figurex it out!d
Given the object is in the correct position, moving in the correct direction, at the correct time the ISS should be viewable from my location, according to the ISS historical record, I believe I captured the International Space Station … with Wyze V3.
(Hopefully one of my Wyze professors will verify my catch, but I think the facts speak for themselves.
The V3 is one heck of a mind-blowing product! I need about a dozen more!
If you are interested in catching similar objects in the night sky with your V3s … here’s a website that will give you the best viewing opportunities at your specific location in the coming days. Set up a free account and “set your location” in lat/long/altitude
Before receiving my V3, I was only addicted to Wyze. Now I’m addicted to Wyze products and watching the night skies on my V31
And I’m loving every minute of it.