Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

International Space Station over the UK Leeds © Carl Milner 2013

So many natural things illuminate the night sky where I live, but for me my favourite is the second brightest one (which is man-made)… The International Space Station (ISS), It’s easy to see why considering its length and width is about the size of a football field and that it completes 15.7 orbits per day, travelling at a speed of 17,500 mph, 248  miles above the Earth in the Thermosphere.

International Space Station over Leeds © Carl Milner 2013

So you can see why for this weeks WordPress Photo Challenge: Illumination I’ve submitted two long exposure images I’ve taken of the ISS, the top one is composed of 7 stacked 25Sec frames at F/5.6 ISO 100 and the bottom one is 4 stacked frames at 30Sec at F/3.5 ISO 100

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination”

  1. Nice captures Carl. It’s always cool at starpartys when ISS passes overhead. On of the astronomers will shout out, “ISS pass in five minutes”. The crowd starts to wonder and ask how does he know that? Will we really see it?. Then, When it happens, it’s magic.

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