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International Space Station

A first for me, and the first new image for the Scientific Artist ūüôā ¬†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 ūüôā

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


First Post on Scientific Artist :)

Big day for me today – this is my first post on my new web site –¬†the¬†Scientific Artist.

My name is Greg Parker and I took early retirement from the University of Southampton in September 2010, where I was Professor of Photonics, that is anything and everything to do with photons.

I continue working with photons while I develop new imaging systems which will bring the wonders of the Natural World to your computer screen.  The main technology I work with is photography, using different cameras for the different subjects, including DSLRs, custom-built cooled CCDs for astronomy, and video cameras.  These imagers are in turn coupled to specialist optical systems, such as research microscopes, refracting and reflecting telescopes, and high-power macro-lenses to bring you images that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

Scientific Artist will show you the wonders of our Universe¬†as if seen “Through God-Like Eyes”.

This site will develop rapidly over the next few months – please visit regularly to see how it progresses.

Web site created by Dave Parker of Invisage Design – nice job Dave ūüôā

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