This morning I had plans for making a time-lapse video of Orion rising with the ISS (International Space Station) passing by Orion’s left shoulder, the star Bellatrix. However my plans took a somewhat familiar turn (not rotation) as clouds moved in during the 29 minutes my camera was set up. But then as ‘they’ say, “patience is rewarded by clearing skies”, or something like that! So despite the camera not being properly focused and some clouds the ISS was very visible as it orbited nearly overhead.
All 273 pictures were taken at the same settings: lens 18mm; 2.5 sec; F4; ISO 800.
The ISS will appear toward the end of the video as a series of white dash lines.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to go to bobs-spaces.