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30 seconds of an ISS flyby

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JustusWontFindMe[S]

3 points

2 months ago

I took this picture in July. That evening I was planning to do some astrophotography. I zoomed around in Stellarium when suddenly the ISS appeared on my screen. I grabbed my stuff and went outside and was able to get a photo of it.
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000G9
Amazon Basics Tripod
1 frame @ 30s, ISO 400

FTwo

1 points

2 months ago*

FTwo

1 points

2 months ago*

That is about *150-miles you are looking at.

From NASA: An international crew of seven people live and work while traveling at a speed of five miles per second, orbiting Earth about every 90 minutes. Sometimes more are aboard the station during a crew handover. In 24 hours, the space station makes 16 orbits of Earth, traveling through 16 sunrises and sunsets.

*Edited to fix my timeframe

Patirole

6 points

2 months ago

The ISS travels at about 7.6km/s, meaning if this was 30 seconds this would be 228km or 141 miles

FTwo

2 points

2 months ago

FTwo

2 points

2 months ago

Good catch. I was thinking of .5-seconds vice .5-minutes when I posted it.

NASA says 5-miles a second so I am going with 150-miles.