Capturing the International Space Station
20th April 2012
In recent weeks we've seen a lot of great images being shared on Blipfoto of the International Space Station.
Photographing the night sky can be a challenge in itself - from light polution and over cast skies to skill and equipment. So add to that an extra variable and it makes the task at hand even more difficult.
Photographer Shane Murphy has written an interesting guide, with a few simple tips, to capturing the ISS. He tells you how to track the station, find a suitable location, the equipment to use and the best camera settings. However, he says, "the most important thing to do is to plan well. Forward planning is vital to any night sky shot, along with a steady tripod and a warm coat."
However, if it's just finding the next time the ISS is passing over head, he points us to a couple of simple tools to use.
The second is a Twitter app Twisst, which sends you a tweet when the International Space Station will be visable in your location.