Spot the International Space Station

With  wide angle lens

Technical prerequisites

digital camera ( any )  -  Example photos done with SONY A7RMIII

wide angle lens - Example photos done with TAMRON 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD

tripod

 

How to Spot the International Space Station

 

1) Find when is ISS visible from your position ( https://spotthestation.nasa.gov ) 

2) Mount camera with  wide  angle lense on tripod

3) Connect Camera to remote control ( via cord or via tablet/phone) 

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

 

Camera Settings


My results

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).


with zoom lens

Technical prerequisites

digital camera ( any )  -  Example photos done with SONY A7RMIII

zoom lens 

tripod

 

How to Spot the International Space Station

 

1) Find when is ISS visible from your position ( https://spotthestation.nasa.gov ) 

2) Mount camera with  zoom lense on tripod

3) Connect Camera to remote control ( via cord or via tablet/phone) 

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

5) Set exposition to M mode  ( 600mm,  ISO 400, F/8 , 1/500 s )

6) Wait on specific time frame calculated in step 1

7) Start exposition of multiple photos and hope :-)

 

Camera Settings

 

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