Thursday, September 26, 2013
The ISS Shoots Past Venus and the Scorpion (26 September, 2013)
|The International Space Station passes over Venus and belwo the head of the Scorpion. 8 images stacked and SUMMED in ImageJ. Canon IXUS 400 ASA 5 second exposure. Click to embiggen||Images cropped and animated using ImageJ (click to embiggen)|
So I got to see the ISS pass I wrote about earlier. I was beautiful, with the brightening ISS gliding above Venus and disappearing into Earth's shadow. The Cygnus cargo craft was supposed to be visible too, but neither I noire JupiterisBig managed to see it. Still, very nice show.
I couldn't see the Cygnus capsule. At one stage I did perceive some flashes in the track behind the ISS. I wonder if that was it.