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| p.1 #1 · ISS and Perseids over Loveland Pass, CO |
This weekend I finally got a clear night up here in Summit County, and Sunday night I spent 90 minutes on top of 11,990' Loveland Pass photographing the deep sky, trying to get the tail end (no pun intended) of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked last night. I knew that the International Space Station was due to cross low over the northern horizon, so I captured a series of 30-second exposures that I assembled into a rather brief time-lapse video which can be viewed here (also some background info on the satellite tracking):
The image below is a view of the northern Milky Way in Cassiopea, and is a composite of over 7 minutes duration; it shows the ISS passing into the earth’s shadow low on the horizon (from left to right) somewhere over the Canadian border. The Envisat satellite can also be seen flaring, as well as one meteor and the Andromeda Galaxy (visible at center right, a hazy disk). [For the record, I originally posted one of the images in the Canon Forum as an example of the 5D MkIII's capabilities in regard to deep sky photography, but after spending a few hours this morning working on the composite, I decided to post the final image here in the Landscape Forum.]
Not a big traditional landscape guy, so feel free to C&C as you see fit, I'm always looking for input on how to improve these types of images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens 16mm f/2.8 30s 3200 ISO 0.0 EV