ISS, Mars, Venus, and Clouds

   It was the best of times, no actually it kind’ve sucked as the somewhat clear skies started to cloud over! I had plans for catching the ISS as its orbit over my part of the world took it between Venus and Mars as it traversed my skies from west to southeast this evening (20 December). With some image processing I was able to tweak out the ISS in most of the 26 images stacked to make one of pictures you see below. The other one…colorful.

   Camera settings were 18mm; ISO 800; F6.0; 3.2 sec. Pictures stacked using StarStaX. StarStaX is available as Freeware for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.


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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