Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ISS

The International Space Station making a pass over TFL on March 26th at 9:46 PM.  Shot with my Canon T3i facing NNW.  Two minute exposure @ f3.5 - ISO 800.  Canon EF-S 18 -55 mm kit lens (set at 18 mm).  High ISO noise reduction set to "strong".  Long exposure noise reduction "on".  RAW format image "developed" using Adobe Lightroom.  73,78,56,0,W

17 comments:

JB said...

Awesome picture!!

Sam Finn said...

One could spend a long time in this photo.

Margery Bills said...

That makes living out there worth it. I wonder if other people knew it was passing over. It might have come near me.

Margery Bills said...

Did you know it would be passing your way and how did you find out?

gregg daugherty said...

lots of sites repurposing govt tracking; http://www.isstracker.com even plenty of ios and android apps showing it direction, proximity, etc. Very cool.... only at night (cuz what you see is dark sky vs reflected sunlight on the ISS....not visible in daytime)

Margery Bills said...

TY. I saw a t.v. Documentary the other night about the DuPont Chemical Co. In Parkersburg W.VA across from Marietta, OH where my family settled in 1798 and distant relatives live today - the edge of Applachia. Shocking. The Ohio River is poisoned from the chemicals for miles and will stay that way. There was a 70 million dollar settlement to the people because of the Cancer the chemicals caused from the water. This is not going away. Then for the next 40 years there is oil production and fracking N. Of Marietta and then coal mining S. Of Parkersburg. I have good water where I am now in TX. There is C8 chemical in the Ohio River which will stay. So much for the good old days.

Margery Bills said...

(When I worked in security for the Federal government in Laredo years ago my good friend was friends with one of the DuPonts who was a pilot at the AFB they had there).

Margery Bills said...

(My mothers cousin always said we were the high steppers as opposed to the flat footed cloggers of S. Appalachia. The northern people take their feet higher off the ground when they square dance and clog and the southern people keep their feet closer to the ground).

John Wells said...

I use this site to track the ISS... https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Texas&city=Big_Bend_National_Park#.WNzkGm8rLIV

mike said...

cool

Annemarie Gerber said...

Catch a passing ISS....and put it in your pocket never let it fade away...Eish what happened to 'catch a falling star!' Beautiful shot... well done JW😊

Margery Bills said...

13 people from New Braunfels, TX, were deceased from a head on crash with a Dodge pickup truck yesterday. The truck driver is stable. The baptist seniors were coming back from a retreat at Garner State Park (nice out there). I did not know the seniors but I might have met them at the Senior Center the few times I went there for lunch. About 20 years ago I went to the First Baptist Church for an NA/AA meeting. The pick up truck was coming around the curve on the wrong side of the road. I have been behind these types of fatal wrecks before (usually alcohol or drugs involved or daredevils). Canyon Lake (people from all over the world) and New Braunfels (old line Germans) have a little animosity. But this is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. Soon a big new jail will be finished.

Margery Bills said...

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is on t.v. About health care. He comes from the same small town (where Parker pen was) in WI where my former husband grew up. I admire all the time the good job Mr. Ryan does.

Margery Bills said...

ISS is interesting. TY John.

Unknown said...

In 5 1/2 hours, SpaceX is going to lounge another rocket, this time not to the ISS, but it will be the first time they fly a successfully landed rocket, and try to land it again, on the unmanned ship "Of Course I Still Love You" in Atlantic Ocean. (Sorry, I'm a bit exited, but the fuel is less than 0.5% of the cost of a rocket, so reusable rockets, even if it's only the first stage of the rocket, is a game changer for affordable space travel.) Each SpaceX rocket engine (there are a total of 10 on this one) are tested in McGregor TX. It's all streamed live, and with a bit of luck including the landing, about 10 minutes after liftoff.

Undersaint said...

Green comet on the 1st..

http://spaceweather.com

Sam Finn said...

John,
Just out of curiosity ... what is causing the bright reflection below the left windows on the air stream? It almost looks like the moon rising above the horizon.?