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Old 17th April 2014
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International Space Station trail

Many thanks to John (TheMusicMan) for highlighting this and the site: http://www.meteorwatch.org/uk-iss-pa...pril-2014.html concerning the ISS being overhead the UK briefly at certain times this week

We had clear skies last night so I thought I'd have a go at both viewing the ISS and photographing its trail. Pure guesswork as to where to point the camera

If I get another chance I will do this differently!



This is actually about 7 minutes of stacked 30 second exposures (Olympus Pen E-P5 with ZD 8mm fisheye) but the big (and broken) trail to the mid-right is the ISS and it only occupied three frames, so about 90 seconds max. I may try considerably longer exposures next time.

Have to say it was a marvellous experience seeing the ISS sail past the stars overhead and then fade out as it went unto the Earth's shadow - fantastic!

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Re: International Space Station trail

Amazing definition in that weeping willow type thing, it must have been very calm.

Also, I'd recommend taking the washing in at night, strange types may lurk around washing lines in the dark hours.
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Re: International Space Station trail

Haha - that's a plastic tent (my daughter's) on the washing line; been there for far too long!

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Re: International Space Station trail

I wonder what the space station could see passing over us?
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Re: International Space Station trail

I agree with your excitement Ian, I watched it recently one evening too and was quite surprised at the awe it inspired. Didn't think about trying to get a shot though, yours was nicely done.
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Re: International Space Station trail

Tonight's attempt - but I set the exposure too low:



The ISS is the faint trail from right to left.

This was a set of 24 1 minute exposures stacked.

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