Movies of Discovery and the ISS

People ask – what does the ISS look like when it flies through the sky?
I took a series of one-second exposures of the Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station as the traveled across our skies tonight. Then I used Microsoft Movie Maker to put the frames together in the movie.
Without optical aid, they look like small dots moving across the sky. The one-second exposure still allows them to make a streak as they travel across the photo, not a dot, but it was the shortest time exposure I could take and still get the stars to show up in the background.
The first movie is Discovery and the second is the ISS. The ISS frames are zoomed out for a wider view than the Discovery frames. (still photos for now – movie to come?)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s