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Saturday, 21 March 2009

Space station

Just watched the International Space station fly over, managed to capture a few shots - see pic. The shapes at the side that you can see are the main solar panels, which as of recently are now complete. Had to use a 400mm lens at iso 1600 but with only 1/500 sec exposure. On the full size image it just looks like a bright dot, but when you blow it up you see the outline - quite good! It went directly overhead and was as bright as you ever see it. Takes maybe 4 mins to pass across the sky. Quite pleased with capturing this image,even though there's not much detail.
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2 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Brilliant picture Jerry, i've seen it, but never that clear!

JerryL said...

Thanks Benny,it was luck i think. I'm trying to think how I could get more detail, I think greater magnification is the only solution!