A first for me, and the first new image for the Scientific Artist ­čÖé ┬áManaged to capture the International Space Station crossing my southern horizon last night – Sunday March 6th at 6:57 p.m. ┬áThere 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!). ┬áTonight’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. ┬áI will put the 5D onto the Megrez 80mm refractor with a x5 Barlow lens. ┬áFocusing and tracking are going to be very tough, but hey the Scientific Artist is up to the challenge. ┬áLet’s see how many goes it takes for me to get this image ­čÖé

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


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