Will Gater
Image taken:
Feb. 27, 2011
Location:
UK
Details:
We had a wonderful bright ISS pass here in southern England this evening. I decided to capture it using an ETX 90EC Maksutov-Cassegrain tube assembly, mounted on a photographic tripod, and a Canon 550D DSLR recording HD video. I tracked the ISS by hand using the live camera screen, which wasn't easy. I was pleased to capture the station disappearing into the Earth's shadow, especially as it turned a stunning copper colour as it reflected the sunset colours from orbit. This composite image of several video frames shows the rough shape of the station and its solar panels as well as the clear change in colour as it experiences sunset.
 
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