Flintstone Stargazing

May 18, 2010

International Space Station on 5/18/10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, ISS, Observation Journal — Ed @ 9:45 pm

I haven’t been out much – my telescope had a motor go down and by the time I replaced it, I haven’t had good weather. Tonight, I caught an early evening (9:12) ISS pass with two photos – each are 30s exposures and show the station eventually going behind my neighbor’s house.

International Space Station on 5/18/10
International Space Station on 5/18/10


  1. when is the time to it i am in new jeresy brick n,j it come out the nnw go ne when will it go from north to the south thank you for time in this matter

    Comment by owen shanks — September 24, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  2. iss leaves a vapor trail? Or is that it the star like dot above the tree branch? Don’t laugh at least I said vapor trail and not chem trail!

    Comment by Bluezy — October 1, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

  3. Owen – I use heavens-above.com to figure out when the ISS will be visible at my location.

    Bluezy – It’s not a vapor trail – it’s just the ISS in a 30 second exposure. Since the ISS is moving quickly it leaves a “star trail” in the image. Yes, it’s a star above the tree.

    Comment by Ed — October 2, 2010 @ 9:05 am

  4. I think that I just saw the ISS pass over North West Florida close to Panama City. The time was around 6:05 – 6:10 pm, January 13,2011. If you know anything, please me know. Thanks.

    Comment by Gary P — January 13, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    • If you go to http://heavens-above.com and set up your location, you can find current and past ISS passes. The ISS is really bright – it’s hard to miss.

      Comment by Ed — January 14, 2011 @ 10:46 am

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