Spot the International Space Station

How to steps


1) Find when is ISS visible from your position (

2) Mount camera to tripod  with  wide  angle lense

3) Connect Camera to remote control via tablet 

4) Position camera to direction based on information from step 1

5) Set exposition to M mode  ( 28mm,  ISO 100, F/2.8 , 30 s )

6) Wait on specific time frame calculated in step 1

7) Start exposition  and hope ... :-)


The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles (965 km) per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles (28,000 km) per hour).


Result from 22.05.2019 

photos done with Sony A7RMIII + TAMRON E28-75 F 2.8 ( 28mm,  ISO 100, F/2.8 , 30 s )