Photo of the Week for May 23, 2014
Spring and summer nights offer opportunities to comfortably view the International Space Station (ISS). Appearing as a bright “star” moving rapidly from west to east, the ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes though usually only one orbit per night is visible high in the sky. (Times for viewing the International Space Station can be found here.) Often as brilliant as Jupiter, the ISS passed nearly directly in front of Jupiter when this photo was taken.
Bill Longo combined eight 30-second images of the ISS as it travelled over Lindsay, Ontario, in April to create this final image. He used a Canon T3i DSLR camera at ISO 1600 and an Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 lens.
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