So with that information I aimed my camera and set the exposure time for 2.5 seconds, opened the aperture to 4.0, and set the ISO to 800. Raising the ISO to 800 or 1600 allows me to use either a faster shutter speed and or a less open aperture. By doing this it sometimes eliminates the need to digitally enhance the picture by adjusting brightness and contrast levels for example. And it probably goes without saying that taking a time exposure picture requires a tripod and of course a camera with manual settings allowed.
Click here to see a full screen size labeled picture of the area. Notice the airplane in the lower right. This picture is actually 25% of the original. Click here for the original picture (5184 x 3456).
Click here to read about and see additional pictures of the ISS and Iridium flares.
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Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.