The stunning image took almost a year to capture and it is creating excitement among space enthusiasts throughout the world.
Dylan O’Donnell who dabbles in all sorts of photography tried his luck with astrophotography (taking photos of objects in the sky) and captured a brilliant image that shows the worldwide Space Station passing in front of the Moon.
Dylan O’Donnell was able to capture a unique zoom by performed by the ISS over the Moon that lasted less than half a second. He lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales. Based on alerts he received from CalSky website about potential fly overs, the astrographer sat with his camera and a clock, with one hand on the shutter release waiting for the opportune moment. The ISS only passed over the moon for 0.33 seconds as it shoots by quite quickly.
“O’Donnell mounted his Canon 70D to his Celestron 9.25” telescope (equivalent to a 2300mm/f10 telephoto lens) and dialed in an exposure of 1/1650th of a second at ISO 800.
Here is a close up so you can see the modules and the solar arrays captured fairly clearly! Knowing the second it would pass I fired a “burst” mode of exposures then crossed my fingers and hoped it would show up in review – and it did! The worldwide Space Station could be seen with the naked eye as a bright white dot, without using digital camera and a powerful telescope.
As per scientists, the worldwide Space Station is approximately the size of a football field, and at present, six astronauts from various Space agencies are staying over there. ISS was built in November 1998 and has been in space for 6,000 days and has orbited the Earth 92,500 times.
According to the Government Accountability Office, its construction costs 100 billion dollars.