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International Space Station

Uploaded by: retiredffwx

Tuesday February 28, 2012

Madison, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: A 30-second exposure of the Space Station, fading away as it enters the Earth's shadow

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 50D

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 (Windows)

Artist: Larry Patterson

Copyright: Larry Patterson (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/2.8

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: -4.91 EV (APEX: 0, 30 sec.)

Aperture: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Subject Distance: 9.2 m

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 19

SubSecTimeDigitized: 19

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5315.44

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 5306.53

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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5. stoneygirl
5:46 AM GMT on March 04, 2012
PERFECT!! I managed to catch it a couple of time too. It's just amazing to think it's really up there. I sometimes wish I could check out the view of earth from there. It must be spectacular. Wonderful AC. Congrats
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4. matko963
2:11 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
Great shot and tail trace using a long exposure. Here's a couple of links for everyone who would like to know when the International Space Station will be visible for viewing and photography. The first link is for US and Canadian zip codes only. The second one may work worldwide, as it uses your internet's IP address to figure your location. Both websites are great if you want to track manmade objects streaking around in the heavens. Congrats again to "retiredffwx", and I hope that all who use the links I provided can get some more great satellite photos posted on WU.

http://spaceweather.com/flybys/index.php

http://n2yo.com/
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3. emixam101
2:02 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
I missed it today ! Great shot
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2. kristinarinell
12:56 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
Cool!
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1. dixiedaughter
12:54 AM GMT on February 29, 2012
Awesome!
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About retiredffwx

A life-time love of nature and living near the Shenandoah National Park has allowed me the freedom to pick and choose what I want to shoot. Having the freedom to do so without crowds allows me to wait for the image without interference. It doesn't get much better...

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