ISS and More

Evening arrived with very clear sky and mild temperature. It was the last night of winter. The International Space Station was due to pass directly overhead from SW to NE. It would pass near the Moon, Mars, Taurus and Orion. The iPad was set with NightCap app to record for about 3 minutes. After recording the scene, I enjoyed some telescope time.

iPad with NightCap in ISS mode, 171.75 sec exposure

11 thoughts on “ISS and More

  1. I’m not surprised to see the two airplane tracks on your photo. Contrails are ubiquitous these days, even over our small town of Joplin, Missouri. We see them regularly in many directions, an indicator of just how connected our country and the world has become. This is why the pandemic is not just our country’s problem, but the world’s!

  2. Nicely done. I’ll have to start watching for the ISS now that evening temperatures are moderating. It’s been a long, cold Winter.

  3. Here in Sydney I have noticed a slight uplift in aircraft movements – but there is a long way to go before they reach pre-pandemic levels. Nevertheless, I do sometimes get aircraft trails in some of my wide angle night shots.

  4. Hi Jim, very nice capture. I was lucky to see ISS a couple weeks ago while trying to see the waning crescent rise. It was a pleasant surprise. I took a picture of it, but it was less than spectacular as I was shooting at a 3 second shutter speed so it made for a very short streak. I like the long streak in your photo. The stars and moon streaked very little considering the shutter was open for 3 min, that tells me your iPad must have a low focal length. Very interesting and wonderful result. All the best to you and Melanie from Lisa and I.

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