28 August 2010

Space Station - SOOC Sunday



The past few nights the International Space Station has been visible for a few minutes each night.  The first night I tried to take some shots without using a tripod.  I did catch it, but it was a really wavy line.  Tonight I went out earlier, set up the tripod, got the remote shutter release ready, focused on where it had been the night before and waited.  And then saw it on the other side of the yard!  So I had to quickly readjust and just press the shutter.  You can see the brief movement at the beginning of the shot, but otherwise, not terrible.

For anyone who hasn't seen the space station in person, it moves quite quickly and you can see a bit of a flutter of lights coming from it, but it was hard to capture that with faster shutter speeds.



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M.E.

10 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A most interesting post! Amazing that you were able to capture this space station at all! It could have been cloudy!

Janis said...

That is so cool, you got a great shot. I watched the space station last year, most people dont pay any attention.

Tes said...

This is very incredible! I've not seen space station before! This is so cool :)

Lynn said...

Great shot. I never thought to try finding it in the sky, but then again, I can hardly find the Big Dipper. :D

Jan said...

Very cool shot. Quick thinking on your part, in order to get it.

YummY! said...

If I've ever seen it I didn't realize what I was looking at. I'm inept at stargazing. I'm lucky to pick out the moon. lol

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm not a very good night sky person. I probably would not have known what it was, had I seen it. Good that you did and were persistent!

Manang Kim said...

I love watching night sky. This shot is awesome!
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Dubster said...

Wow, great shot. thanks for sharing the picture of space station

Karen said...

Very cool! You've sent me flashing back to my astronomy lab back in college, standing outside (freezing), lining up the telescope (my memory is failing me a wee bit here on the details of the telescope to camera part!), and holding the release button for extended periods of time. Now, I actually really want to dig up those old photos of the Great Square, the moon, and other star trails! They are in this house....somewhere..... :>:>:> Thanks for sharing the ISS, I haven't seen it before!