ISS Under the Dipper

July 16th, 2020, 10:04 p.m. local time

Tonight I took many pictures of comet Neowise.  I will get to processing and posting them either later today or over the weekend.  In the meantime, here was a quick observation of the International Space Station flying over later in the evening.  It went from West to Northwest and disappearing in the North.  It passed just below The Big Dipper, i.e. the well-known asterism of Ursa Major.

Not the best of images (quickly taken with iPhone), and I used PaintShop Pro to accentuate the stars and space station a bit.

In hindsight, this may have been a nice long-exposure NightCap image.  But the problem is the continual aircraft coming in the from west to land at O’Hare.  It would likely have made for a confusing mess of streaks.



I write frequently about astrophotography, technology advice, and my other interests like science fiction. I have over 30 years of experience in computer programming, information technology, and project management.

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