International Space Station and Saturn Over Paradise

The ISS hit a peak of 80 degrees last night, almost directly overhead, and I captured a very clear shot. Then I took some good pictures of Saturn, also brightly visible last night, and made a composite of the ringed planet and the ISS for the second photo posted here.

The ISS travels at 18K mph(29K kph)/250 mi.(400 km) up, and Saturn is over 800M miles (1.3B km) away. My equipment was the handheld Nikon P-950, max optical zoom 2000mm for ISS, plus additional 2x digital zoom for Saturn. Shutter 1/1000 s.

Please enjoy these two photos!

The crew habitation module is the bright cylinder at the top of the space craft. I always wave ‘hello’
composite of ISS and Saturn, August 1, 2021

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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