Satellite Photos with Camera and Tripod Only

ISS in orbit

International Space Station

The ISS in orbit, tracking across the northern sky on Feb 14, 2008, photographed from Thunderstruck Observatory using an inexpensive Kodak digital camera (M753) on a tripod. This is a 4 second exposure (the longest the Kodak will do). The star above the track is "the North Star", Polaris. Lights at the bottom of the frame are observatory windows.
iridium 62


Iridium 62, flaring at magnitude -7 in the southern sky as viewed from here at Thunderstruck Observatory at 6:32:37 PM, Jan 26, 2008. This is another 4 second exposure with my Kodak M753 digital camera, on a tripod.

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