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Astrophotography

Updated: 31 May 2024

Some selected man-made satellite images. Unless otherwise indicated, images taken with a Meade 8" LX200-ACF telescope, until 2017, and then with a Meade 12" LX600. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

Sky Passes Telescope Images Sun & Moon Transits
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ISS & Dragon Cargo Ship
9 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
f/3.5, 89 seconds, ISO 800, 18mm
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ISS & Dragon Cargo Ship
9 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
f/3.5, 52 seconds, ISO 800, 18mm
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3 Polar Orbiting Satellites
8 January 2013
D7000 DSLR
f/5.6, 2 minutes, ISO 5000, 8mm



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International Space Station
24 December 2015
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus
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Hubble Space Telescope
8 July 2016
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus
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International Space Station
18 October 2016
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus



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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-2
1 November 2016
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus + Fisheye Lens
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International Space Station & 12" LX600
28 January 2017
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus + Wide-Angle Lens
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International Space Station & 12" LX600
29 January 2017
NightCap Pro
iPhone 6s Plus + Wide-Angle Lens



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ISS
13 June 2017
D7200 DSLR
FL 8mm Fisheye Lens, SkyTracker Pro
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ISS
14 June 2017
NightCap Camera
iPhone 6s Plus + Fisheye Lens, SkyTracker Pro
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Geosynchronous Satellites
15 October 2017
D7200 DSLR
3 minutes, ISO 3200, FL 140mm



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SpaceX Starlink Satellites (crop)
26 May 2019
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 10 seconds, ISO 4000, FL 28mm, SkyTracker Pro
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SpaceX Starlink Satellites
26 May 2019
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 1 second, ISO 4000, FL 28mm, SkyTracker Pro
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LightSail 2
24 August 2019
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 188 seconds, ISO 1600, FL 36mm, SkyTracker Pro



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SpaceX Starlink Satellites
11 November 2019
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 10 seconds, ISO 1600, FL 24mm
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SpaceX Starlink Satellites (crop)
11 November 2019
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 10 seconds, ISO 1600, FL 24mm
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ISS
10 December 2019
D850 DSLR
Focal Length 600mm



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ISS
14 December 2019
NightCap Camera
iPhone 11 Pro Max
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Moon on Dome, Venus, & ISS
8 February 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 800
14mm UWA lens (crop)
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SpaceX Starlink train
17 February 2020
D850 DSLR
f/2, 8 seconds, ISO 1600
50mm UWA lens (crop)



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Moon on Dome & ISS
3 June 2020
D850 DSLR
f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 500
14mm UWA lens
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SpaceX Starlink Satellites
5 May 2021
D850 DSLR
1/15sec, ISO 12800
70mm lens
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Tiangong
6 September 2021
iPhone 11 Pro Max
0.5X lens



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Tiangong
19 October 2021
iPhone 11 Pro Max
1X lens
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Tiangong
29 October 2021
iPhone 13 Pro Max
0.5X lens
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SpaceX Starlink Satellites
3 December 2021
iPhone 13 Pro Max
Still from video



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SpaceX Starlink Satellites
6 September 2023
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1X lens
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Okean 1 rocket tumbling
28 April 2024
iPhone 15 Pro Max
5X lens, then 2X lens
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Cosmos 2360 (L) & Tiangong (R)
28 April 2024
iPhone 15 Pro Max
5X lens, then 2X lens



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International Space Station
30 May 2024
iPhone 15 Pro Max
1X lens
 
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