Photo of ISS and approaching Cygnus, morning of Sep 29

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Sep 29 2013 - 19:02:38 UTC

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    Hi all,
    This Sunday morning (29th) at 4:01 UT (6:01 am local time) I had a pass of the 
    ISS and the Cygnus COTS demo, at an elevation of 40 degrees in the south.
    ISS and Cygnus turned out to be quite close already, with a ~15 second 
    difference in pass time. Cygnus very briefly attained magnitude +3 just after 
    emerging from eclipse and was visible by the naked eye, but then quickly lost 
    brightness. By the time the pair was in Orion (where my camera was pointed), I 
    could no longer see the Cygnus by the naked eye.
    The trail of the Cygnus on the image was very faint, so I had to do some hefty 
    post-editing of the image in order to bring it out better. Hence, this is not my 
    best picture, but I am happy to have it nevertheless.
    The image can be seen here:
    A bright ISS and a very faint Cygnus are traversing the area of Orion's belt and 
    the Orion nebula on the image.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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