International Space Station

A first for me, and the first new image for the Scientific Artist 🙂  Managed to capture the International Space Station crossing my southern horizon last night – Sunday March 6th at 6:57 p.m.  There will be another crossing tonight at 7:23 p.m. try to see it if you can – it is an amazing sight!

Caught using the Canon 5D with the fish-eye lens and ISO100 at f#8, 3-minute exposure which was the time of the crossing (long one!).  Tonight’s crossing will also be a long 3-minute one as well.

So this has now whetted my appetite – I now want to image the station itself, which is a MUCH more difficult job.  I will put the 5D onto the Megrez 80mm refractor with a x5 Barlow lens.  Focusing and tracking are going to be very tough, but hey the Scientific Artist is up to the challenge.  Let’s see how many goes it takes for me to get this image 🙂

Click on the above image to get a bigger version where the trail is more visible.


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