Spacecraft and Satellites

Images of the man-made objects that can be seen (and imaged) in the sky - if you know where to look! The Heavens Above website can help with that.

ISS over Inverness 13/05/05 - Les Gamble
ISS over Inverness 13/05/05 - Les Gamble

This photograph of the International Space Station was taken during one of the Society’s excellent observing nights at Culloden Moor (13/05/05). The Space station was visible for a good few minutes, travelling from South to East, quite low in the sky. As usual I didn’t document my exposure but it was taken with a tripod mounted Pentax ME Super, probably around 15 seconds @ max aperture. Foreground interest provided by someone’s trailer.

Les
Iridium Flare from Culloden 13/05/05 - Les Gamble
Iridium Flare from Culloden 13/05/05 - Les Gamble

Photograph taken during one of the Society’s excellent observing nights at Culloden Moor (13/05/05). Due to on site chaos, which is becoming a feature of my astrophotography, I don’t have a any documentation for this shot. It was around 2315hrs and I think the flare was some where around the constellation of Cepheus.

Can anyone that was present at the star party help?
Photograph taken with tripod mounted Pentax ME Super, probably a 50mm f1.7 lens @ max aperture. Shutter held open for as long as the flare was visible.

Image scanned, then enlarged and cropped in Photoshop 6.

Les
Iridium Flare (50) 24/12/06 - Eric Walker
Iridium Flare (50) 24/12/06 - Eric Walker
Snapped on Christmas Eve 2006 from Conon Bridge at 17:04:44.
Magnitude -7, 25 degrees above horizon, Azimuth 292 (WNW) as it passed through the constellation of Hercules. The bright star immediately below the flare's 'centre' is Zeta Herculis and the upper right one is Eta Herculis.

Nikon Coolpix 5700, f3.2, ISO200, 22 second exposure focused at infinity.

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Saturn V  12/05/08 - Andy Ferguson
Saturn V 12/05/08 - Andy Ferguson
This was taken at Kennedy Space Centre in the Rocket Garden. The Saturn V stands poised like a "finger pointing at the Moon".

Taken with a Nikon D80, F/8, 1/250 sec.
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