Not only is the center of our galaxy a busy place for seeing deep space objects – but near ones as well! In this photo taken by Mike Romine, you’ll see many Messier and NGC objects, but one feature really stands out – the ISS. Before you move on, stop and take a closer look. You’ll also find the signatures of an airplane and a tumbling satellite in the frame as well! (Hint: These show up as perfectly spaced series of dots.)
This image was taken on September 4 with a Canon EOS 50D, 135mm lens, F/5.6, ISO 1600, 90 seconds, mounted on a Celestron SCT on a CG5-GT mount at approximately 9:00 pm EST.
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