Date(s)

3:30 - 4:00 AM MDT
05/23/2012
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

Stacked continuous video

Optics and Camera

Custom Built All Sky Camera

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS5


International Space Station and SpaceX Dragon - May 23, 2012.

International Space Station and SpaceX Dragon - May 23, 2012

The image above shows the dual flyby of the International Space Station (ISS) and the SpaceX Dragon over my backyard observatory on the morning of May 23, 2012.  This flyby is special because it marks the first time a commercial spacecraft will attempt to dock with the ISS.

In the image, the ISS is the brighter of the two satellite trails.  Both satellites are moving from southwest to the northeast.  In addition to the flyby, a meteor crosses the trails in the lower middle of the image.