ISS pass near Venus – 17th April 2012April 17, 2012
There’s a great account you can follow on Twitter if you’d like to be sent alerts whenever the ISS will be passing your location. Twisst ISS alerts send out thousands of messages every day, and right on shedule this evening the ISS began a pass over my house.
Taken using a 50mm lens on a 6 second exposure (f/2.5 ISO-200), I think enough of the stars appear cleanly without too much drifting. Venus is beautiful at the moment, and it always looks great in an image!
So, 10 minutes in the cold and a nice, bright, high ISS pass later I’m back indoors with a hot cuppa.
And my Canon Eos 550D is having its batteries charged. The Lyrids meteor shower peaks soon, I think I’ll get the flask ready for a night in the cold!
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