International Space Station and Shuttle

Sunday morning, about 545 EST, I caught the Shuttle, then then ISS, a few minutes apart on a time exposure.  The Shuttle was easy to see, but the ISS was much brighter.

These are camera on a tripod photos – you can’t see any detail.  Just as they are a bright dot moving across the sky to the unaided eye, they are a streak of light on the time exposure.   ( I’m not in the through-the-telescope photo of moving objects league! ) Both are 5 second time  exposures at ISO 400.

The bright star in both photos is zero magnitude Vega.  The ISS photo is the one with the trail brighter than Vega.  The STS-130 is the one with the fainter trail.  You may have to click on the photos to see them.  They were about two minutes apart.  I cropped the photos to take up less space.


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