Photographer Captures Space Station Crossing Moon

Photographer Dylan O’Donnell managed to capture an incredible image of the International Space Station in front of the moon over Australia.

“If you think that it might be a case of sitting there with your camera and a clock, with one hand on the shutter release, you’d be absolutely correct! The ISS only passed over the moon for 0.33 seconds as it shoots by quite
quickly. Knowing the second it would pass I fired a “burst” mode of exposures then crossed my fingers and hoped it would show up in review – and it did!” O’Donnell says.

“The CalSky website sends me alerts for potential fly overs for which I’ve been waiting a long time – about 12 months. I got one this week and this was adjusted by 15 seconds by the time of the “occultation”.” O’Donnell explained on his website.

He took this shot with Canon 70D attached to the rear cell of a Celestron 9.25″ telescope (2300mm / f10). He used shutter speed as 1/1650th of a second and ISO 800 in order to freeze the ISS in motion.

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