Tuesday, October 02, 2007

ISS Update

Well, Sandra and I zoomed to the south end of Bonaire yesterday evening. Jupiter was about 52 degrees left (south) of the sun and about 48 degrees high when the sun set at 6:23 or so.
We didn't spot Jupiter right away, but by 6:34 or so, it was very easy to see. By 6:43, when the International Space Station came floating by, the sky was dark enough to see the star Antares. The ISS and Jupiter were quite bright.

It turns out that we were not in precisely the exact spot we needed to be in to see the ISS appear to hit Jupiter. We should have been a tiny bit further South. But it was still a fun exercise.

The photo shows the full frame of a four second exposure that I made with an 100mm lens. You'll probably have to click on it to be able to see Jupiter.

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