It was one of those beautiful autumn evenings, perfect for imaging the International Space Station which was doing a close fly over of Connecticut. The closest it got was 411km.
Just after 7:18pm it made it’s appearence coming out of the south west gaining altitude quickly. Using my experience from previous tries to capture the ISS, I tried to put into action what I had learned.
1. Don’t take images until it is at least 45 degrees from the horizon.
2. Don’t go crazy and have your hand on the shutter release taking 6 frames per second.
3. Have your finder scope aligned perfectly before hand.
4. Be comfortable in your shooting position.
5. Be selective in shooting, by imaging when the ISS is the closest to you.
6. Relax…There will be other passes.
Here’s what I captured. The best out of 25 frames, but all my frames had images on them!
Here’s the flight path courtesy of Heavens Above.