Monday, July 06, 2015
Venus, Jupiter and the International Space Station (6 July, 2015)
|Jupiter, Venus and the ISS at 18:48-18:49 ACST, stack of 6 x 5 second exposures at 400 ASA (two planes also caught). Images stacked in Deep Sky Stacker||GIF Animation from 8 x 5 second exposures at 400 ASA (constructed in ImageJ)|
The ISS passed quite close the pair of Jupiter and Venus tonight as seen from Adelaide, the cloud got in the way a bit, but it was still brilliant to see the ISS zip past the pair while planes flew by. (Hat tip to Paul Curnow for the heads up).
There are a number of bright passes of the ISS this week, but only on 7th and the 9th are they reasonably close to Venus and Jupiter (as seen from Adelaide and Melbourne).
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