ISS-20 & STS-128 over MN
Sept 8th, 2009

Images shot on Tuesday Sept 8th, 2009. A few hrs after STS-128 undocked with ISS
Shot with a Nikon D40

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Pass Details
Date: Tuesday, 08 September, 2009
Satellite: ISS
Observer's Location: New Brighton, MN USA ( 45.0660N, 93.2020W)
Local Time: Central Daylight Time (GMT - 5:00)
Orbit: 341 x 354 km, 51.6 (Epoch 07 Sep)
Sun altitude at time of
maximum pass altitude:
-7.9

EventTime Altitude Azimuth Distance (km)
Rises above horizon 20:12:42 0 212 (SSW) 2,119
Reaches 10 altitude 20:14:51 10 200 (SSW) 1,286
Maximum altitude 20:17:20 26 140 (SE ) 716
Enters shadow 20:19:49 10 80 (E ) 1,296
Drops below 10 altitude 20:19:48 10 80 (E ) 1,293
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:17 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/5.6
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:18 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:18 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:18 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:18 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:19 CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:17 CDT
Three 5 sec exposures ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/5.6& F11
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 20:17 CDT
Three 5 sec exposures ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA


Pass Details
Date: Tuesday, 08 September, 2009
Satellite: ISS
Observer's Location: New Brighton, MN USA ( 45.0660N, 93.2020W)
Local Time: Central Daylight Time (GMT - 5:00)
Orbit: 341 x 354 km, 51.6 (Epoch 07 Sep)
Sun altitude at time of
maximum pass altitude:
-22.9

EventTime Altitude Azimuth Distance (km)
Rises above horizon 21:47:38 0 256 (WSW) 2,124
Reaches 10 altitude 21:49:40 10 263 (W ) 1,291
Maximum altitude 21:51:20 28 284 (WNW) 683
Enters shadow 21:51:20 28 284 (WNW) 683
ISS-20 & STS-128

Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20 & STS-128
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20 & STS-128
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20 & STS-128
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20 & STS-128 behind clouds
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
ISS-20 & STS-128
ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 21:52CDT
5 sec exposure ISO=1600
Focal Length=18mm f/4
New Brighton, MN USA
STS-128 & ISS-20
STS-128 & ISS-20
Sept 8th, 2009 21:51 CDT
Six 5 sec exposures ISO=1600
Focal Length=31mm f/11
New Brighton, MN USA


The orbit data is extracted from the following two-line orbital elements,

1 25544U 98067A   09250.91774547 +.00006489 +00000-0 +48892-4 0 05684
2 25544 051.6388 242.1423 0009215 064.9948 030.0708 15.73986045618986
Epoch (UTC): 22:01:33, Monday, September 7, 2009
Eccentricity: 0.0009215
Inclination: 51.6388
Perigee height: 341 km
Apogee height: 354 km
Right Ascension of ascending node: 242.1423
Argument of perigee: 64.9948
Revolutions per day: 15.73986045
Mean anomaly at epoch: 30.0708
Orbit number at epoch: 61898

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