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The stars do not know that they are stars | by sagesolar
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The stars do not know that they are stars

This is a composite photo of a recent flyby of the International Space Station over Halnaker Windmill. The depicted transit is a total of three minutes. The light pollution on the lower left is from nearby Chichester and Portsmouth. Jupiter is the bright trail just to the left of centre. This photo is composed of a series of seven, 30 second exposures. The gaps in the ISS trail are because the Startrails software could not bridge the gaps. This is similar to the stars where the first of seven shots was a mis-fire before the ISS came into full view. This can be seen by the resulting dot at the start of each start trail.


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Taken on April 17, 2014