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Spot The Station | by Michael Seeley
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Spot The Station

Don't worry: Santa delivers to astronauts, even in space.

This is a holiday light version of an astronaut performing an EVA to meet Santa (in a spacesuit!) who is delivering presents to the Space Shuttle. Note in the background to the right, the Space Coast Lightfest space station.

Which brings me to the star of this frame, the (real) International Space Station, streaking over the Space Coast at 6pm this (Friday) evening. The Sun had set shortly before (you can see some pink reflected in the clouds - I'm facing toward the Northeast), so I had to use a short shutter speed and multiple frames (28 of them).

Also, my thanks to the extremely nice and accommodating team at the Lightfest.

(Photo me: 28x4-second exposures, f8 and ISO400 shot with a Canon 5D4 and a Rokinon 14mm wide angle lens)

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Taken on November 23, 2018