ATV-3 seen against deep blue dawn sky

Another terrific photo from Japan! This one taken at 04:30 JST 3 October – 21:00 CEST on Tuesday, 2 October, over Chiba, not too far from Tokyo by Yujiro Suzuki (@mossch).

ATV-3 & ISS seen in orbit 2 October 2012 over Chiba, Japan. Credit/Copyright: Y. Suzuki

ATV-3 & ISS seen in orbit 2 October 2012 over Chiba, Japan. Credit/Copyright: Y. Suzuki

Suzuki-san writes:

I took a photo of ATV-3 and ISS together in orbit. Both are seen on 2 October at around 4:30 (JST) above Chiba, Japan. ATV-3 passed at 4:26 and the ISS passed at 4:33 at maximum altitude. ATV-3 flies in around seven minutes after the ISS. The background is the Big Dipper. Thanks!

Comments

2 Comments

  • Stimpson says:

    Why the dotted line? I’m assuming it’s a flashing light on ATV-3?

  • mossch says:

    ATV-3 is not flashing.
    Because the photo is a composite of 457 pics.
    I have taken at 1 second interval.
    The camera paused about 0.4 second between each exposure.

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