The ISS and Space Shuttle Discovery as Seen From Pennsylvania

Early this morning, the International Space Station (ISS), along with the docked Space Shuttle Discovery, was scheduled to be visible over much of the east coast. I grabbed a camera and went outside just before it was supposed to appear. The results were as I expected — not great, but you can tell that it’s the ISS and not a star or planet. Here are a couple of them:

Picture 1:

Picture 2:

Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I will get a chance to photograph it again.

If you are interested in observing the ISS and/or Space Shuttle, visit this website to figure out when they will be zooming over your area: Human Space Flight – Orbital Tracking

Here’s a link to an explanation of how to read the sighting chart so you will know exactly when and where to look: Sighting Opportunities Help

– We’re gonna need a bigger lens –

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