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Dimensions1400 x 933
Original file size447 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken10-Sep-09 19:38
Date modified14-Feb-11 10:44
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D80
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure310s at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
ISS and STS-128 Discovery

ISS and STS-128 Discovery

The STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery had departed the ISS and was leading it by about 4 minutes. The Discovery is to the left and the ISS is the line to the right. Those are not double stars. When the Discovery faded in the east I placed the lens cap over the lens to keep from blowing out the photo with too much light while waiting for the ISS to come into view in the west. I forgot that the world does not stop and wait as well, thus two short star trails instead of one longer one.