Artificial Satellites

Image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it passes 450 km above Manila at 4:59:01 am, March 15, 2012. The main body and the solar panels of the satellite are visible in this photo. 4-in f/9 refractor, Canon 450D, ISO 1600, 1/100 sec exposure.  This is my second attempt in capturing the ISS. Photo credit: Anthony Urbano. For more ISS flyby images, click here.
Iridium 40 satellite flare on March 11, 2012 as observed in Manila, Philippines. Maximum brightness occurred at 7:34:26 pm. Image taken with a Canon 450D DSLR, 50 mm set at f/5, ISO 100, 30 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of Iridium Flare, click here.

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One thought on “Artificial Satellites

  1. When I was young I can remember going out into our backyard and looking up to see some satellites going by. There were far fewer at that time and the paper told us which ones would pass by and on which orbit. I stood in aw of my Grandpa who was born when the USA was celebrating its centenniel and lived to watch the Moon Landings with me on TV.

    When I saw your picture of the ISS it made me realize how far I have come, from a time when there was no satellites to a time when the newspaper reported their orbits and overhead times to a manned space station. Meanwhile, you have shown we do not need to be satisfied with the pinpoints that thrilled me as a kid into actually being able to see some details on the space station.

    This keeps getting better at that pace, future space stations willl need drapes in the sleeping quarters. Thanks for helping me feel young again.

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