Astrophoto: “The Center Of Our Galaxy Is A Busy Place” by Mike Romine

Article written: 7 Sep , 2011
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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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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3 Responses

  1. Jacob Strandlien says

    That’s a beautiful image! I’ve tried to get photography of the ISS before, but I just don’t have the equipment to get good results yet.

    -Jacob
    http://www.savvyduckcomputers.com/

  2. Anonymous says

    Nice image (be sure to enlarge for full detail). The satellite trail neatly bisects the Lagoon Nebula (M 8) and passes just below globular cluster M 22 to it’s left.

  3. Anonymous says

    I have to agree, that is a beautiful image. Just as the skies of air can hardly be viewed without some contrail coming into view, so too, near Earth space has become a very busy place.

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