ISS above London 5

July 13, 2009 00:00 by scibuff

Update 1: In case you’re wondering, the bright star in the top-left is Arcturus – α Boo, the brightest star on the northern celestial hemisphere (positive declination).

As I was watching the Space Shuttle Endeavour launch NASA TV live coverage, I stepped briefly outside and took a few photos of the ISS fly-b. My tripod obviously isn’t that good with long(er) exposures so this time made a series of 2s takes as well.

Date Mag. Start * End *
12 Jul -3.4 22:27:52 22:33:44

* all times are in BST and represent the moment when the station’s elevation drops below 10°.

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 2s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 5s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 5s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 10s f/4.5 ISO 800

ISS Above London - Canon 450D, exp. 10s f/4.5 ISO 800

Sky chart for ISS fly over London - Sunday, July 22, 2009 - 21:27:59 - 21:33:52 UTC - Source: Heavens-Above.com

Sky chart for ISS fly over London - Sunday, July 22, 2009 - 21:27:59 - 21:33:52 UTC - Source: Heavens-Above.com

For more information about (visible) passes of ISS, and satellites, not only in London but for any place on Earth, visit the heavens above website. You can also follow @twisst, @abovelondon and @abovesf on twitter.

The ground track of ISS with its current position - The dashed part of the orbit path shows where the satellite is in the earths shadow, and the full part is where it is sunlit - Source: Heavens-Above.com

The ground track of ISS with its current position - The dashed part of the orbit path shows where the satellite is in the earth's shadow, and the full part is where it is sunlit - Source: Heavens-Above.com