ISS – From Mars to Altair

   Friday evening around 7:30 pm CDT the ISS, International Space Station, passed over my part of the world traveling from the southwest to the northeast. This particular orbit carried the ISS past Mars and the star Altair in Aquila the Eagle. This picture is composed of 26 individual pictures stacked together with all pictures having the same settings of: 18 mm; f/6.3; 1.6 sec.; ISO-400.

iss-tracker-ani   One of the ways I prepare for a flyover is to use an App, ISS Detector, on my phone or online with Heavens-Above and NASA’s ISS Sightings. These screenshots of the ISS Detector APP are showing the position of the ISS as it approaches my location – the red dot. The ISS is visible from anywhere within the circle around the ISS icon. When the edge of the circle reaches the red dot the ISS has just risen above my local horizon.


Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to return to bobs-spaces.

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