Cuki Collection - Michael Seeley: Photos of Stuff
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International Space Station, the Milky Way and a wrecked sailboat.

Three of my favorite subjects: The International Space Station, the Milky Way and, of course, the still-beached sailboat named "Cuki", captured in 2 frames this morning in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Frame 1 is the Milky Way, taken at 5:48:30 am (ISO3200, 25 seconds, f2.8) and then the second frame was at 5:49am (immediately after the first frame, ISO500, 169-seconds, f5.6) is the ISS, streaking over the Space Coast, heading out over the Atlantic Ocean. And, I was using the Rokinon 12mm Fish-eye for this one, mounted on a Canon 5D4 (full-frame) camera.

In my first version of the composite, the star trails were cool, but distracting, because only the brightest stars left trails. So, this composite is only the ISS streak from the second frame, merged using the "lighter color" setting in Photoshop.

Also, this was all just before the official start of Nautical Twilight, but (as you can see) the color coming up on the horizon is very apparent.

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