International Space Station

A first for me – managed to capture the International Space Station crossing my southern horizon last night – Sunday March 6th 2011 at 6:57 p.m. – it is an amazing sight!  This was a nice long 3-minute crossing (as will be tonight’s at 7:23 p.m.) and I used the Canon 5D with fish-eye lens, ISO100, f#8, to do the job.  I like this image showing the ISS’s path across the sky, but of course I want more.  I will attempt to actually image the ISS itself by putting the Canon 5D on the Megrez 80mm scope with a x5 Barlow lens.  This is going to be hairy stuff – but someone’s got to do it 🙂

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

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