Saturday, January 26, 2013
Jupiter and The ISS, 25 January 2013
|The International Space station passes under Jupiter at 21:41 ACST as seen from Adelaide (click to embiggen, 4 second exposure at 400 ASA with Canon IXUS)||9 images, each 4 second exposures at 400 ASA, stacked to show the path of the ISS. The stars are trailed because of the rotation of the Earth during the exposures.|
The international Space Station has been doing a series of bright passes in Australia. This is probably the most spectacular of all, with the ISS just below Jupiter.
Here's the amination I made by stacking all 9 frames in ImageJ
I was walking up the stairs looking SSW throught a high window and saw a relatively bright flare just before midnight last night - here in Newcastle. I didn't know that there were satellites in such a high orbit that could do that so I had to rush outside to look and check it wasnt a plane or a GRB. It looks like it was one of a pair of US NOSS submarine detecting satellites. I didn't see the other, but I didn't know to look.
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