ISS This Morning

   This morning at approximately 5:42 am CST the International Space Station had a brief 3-minute flyover of my part of the world. It first appeared high over the northwest horizon and quickly passed the bowl of the Big Dipper coming close to Merak, the bottom front star making up the Big Dipper’s bowl. Look closely at the next to last line from the right. That is the stars of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair), a small constellation named after Queen Berenice, one of the wives of Ptolemy III, of ancient Egypt.
   Less than a minute later, if that much, the ISS was setting in the southeast as it passed by Jupiter.
   Each picture is a stacked composite of several pictures. Camera was set to ISO 1600; F5.6; 3.2 seconds; 18mm.


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