Sigmonster tries to catch ISS over Manila

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Sigmonster tries to catch ISS over Manila
Apr 6, 2009

Wow...... seeing the very bright ISS (must be brighter than Venus) rise over the northwestern horizon and pass directly overhead is awe-inspiring. It was travelling much faster than I anticipated, way faster than a commercial jet at 30,000 feet when observed from the ground.

Tough to catch it via 1600 mm + 1.6 CF angle of view too! It was gone in a flash, before I can fine-tune my manual focus well. Here's one of the better shots I got earlier this evening.

Thanks to Paul Feng for the info posted in his recent thread:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=31336745

Regards,

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