tiabunna's photos with the stars

Satellites

Satellites
The brighter trail is the International Space Station, as it dims when heading into the earth's shadow. Viewed large it may be possible to see the trails of five other satellites. Those two light blurs are the Magellanic Clouds, themselves small satelli…
Added on December 12, 2017

Three satellites

Three satellites
From the heavens-above.com website I found that two Iridium satellites were to pass over us through the Southern Cross constellation. I wonder if this would be called a "double crossing"? :-) The third satellite was an unexpected bonus. One to view lar…
Added on June 11, 2017

Out of this world

Out of this world
Looking north toward Orion and the M42 nebula (those of you in the northern hemisphere usually see this upside down) using the astrotracer in the K-1. This repays viewing large and if you look carefully you will may the traces of no fewer than four satel…
Added on January 17, 2017