Picture of ISS Taken From Woodbury, TN; More Viewings This Week! - WKRN News 2

Picture of ISS Taken From Woodbury, TN; More Viewings This Week!

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For most of us that saw the International Space Station fly over this evening, it looked like a large moving star.

Dale Fulghum of Woodbury, TN has some pretty fancy telescope equipment, and took this picture.

It has to be motorized to follow the object as the picture is taken. 

I'll let him explain in his words:

I saw the news that the ISS was going to be visible and boy was it ever ! I took the attached picture with a "Celestron EQ 127 Telescope with 7" mirror attachment and my Olympus EPL1 camera that had a 500x lunimal lens on side mount. Telescope has a killer fast motor but not near fast enough. Shutter speed was obviously below par but considering it lives at 250 miles up and scoots along at 18,500 mph to keep from falling out of the sky, I think it a pretty amazing job for a Paramedic. Thanks a lot if you guys put it up on the news, my little boy gets a kick out of it. Thanks again for all you guys do. News 2 rocks !

OK Dale, we will show it on the 10pm news tonight (Tuesday)!

There will be passes for the next few nights, though not quite as high in the sky.

To find times and direction to look go to:

www.spaceweather.com

click "flybys" in the header and type your zip code

Or: www.heavens-above.com

choose your city or provide exact latitude and longitude

The exact time and position are affected by the observer's exact location, but it will be visible over a very wide area. Now, all we need are clear skies.

 

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