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Sunday, January 17, 2016


The International Space Station Zips between Orion and Taurus (17 January 2016)

The ISS passes between Orion and Taurus, then enters Earth's shadow. 8 x 5 sec exposures at 400 ASA taken with my Canon IXUS and aligned and stacked in ImageJ. Click to embiggen.Animation of the same 8 frames.

Tonight was a another good night for watching the ISS go over, a bit cloudier than the last time, and a bit more moonlight, but still very good conditions. As with last time, I got to see the ISS as it climbed up from the south-west all the way until it went into Earth's shadow, although it was skirting cloud all the way. Again, this was a nice bright one, easily visible.

This time I was able to get frames of the ISS from just after it was at its brightest, until it disappeared into the Earth's shadow.

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