Iridium 65 Satelite, an Aircraft, and the International Space Station

This image came about by accident rather than design, I had set up my camera to photograph the predicted brightening of a communications satelite, Iridium 65 and opend the shutter for a 30 second exposure to coincide with the time of the satelite pass, and I watched as the satelite brightened and faded, leaving its trail on the centre of the image which took several seconds

What I hadn't planned for, was an aircraft heading to east midlands airport to come into the frame, and then followed a pass of the International Space Station which just recorded to the lower right of the image, I had set out to recored the trail of one man-made object and managed to catch three, all in the space of a 30 second exposure!

 

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