International Space Station Over Charlevoix, Michigan
April 08, 2012
Photographer: Julie Christiansen
Summary Author: Julie Christiansen
The photo above captures the International Space Station (ISS) cruising over the Edgewater Hotel in Charlevoix, Michigan. It's track is shown here streaking through Cassiopeia, just above the North Star (Polaris) in the center of photo, and toward the bowl of the Big Dipper. Since November 2000 the ISS has hosted a rotating international crew of astronauts from 16 nations who've been part of the effort to maintain a permanent human outpost in space. The ISS orbits Earth once about every 92 minutes at an altitude of about 240 mi (390 km). Photo taken on February 16, 2012.
Photo details: Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION; Model: NIKON D7000 mounted on a tripod; Focal Length: 10.5; Focal Length In 35mm Film: 10; Exposure Time: 77.6 seconds; Exposure Program: Manual; F Number: 5.6; ISO Speed Ratings: 400; Color Space: 1; Exposure Mode: 1; White Balance: Auto white balance; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 Windows.