Several weeks ago I successfully shot video of the International Space Station as it passed to the southwest of Connecticut. Tonight the ISS was going right over my house in Marlborough at 6:08 PM. I decided to try to make a still photograph of it with my NIkon camera. Passing over at a -3.5 magnitude it was an easy target to find in my telescope and camera viewfinder. I imaged over 110 pictures within 3 minutes. What you see below is the best of all the images. It was approximately 349 KM above me at the time I took this image traveling at 18,000 miles per hour.
Here is a recent shot the ISS from NASA showing it’s present configuration. Compare it to what I captured.
Here is the ground track as it passed over Connecticut.