ISS over Ribblehead Viaduct


Pete Collins

Ribblehead Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales

Canon 6D and Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens at f4, iso200.

My image of the ISS passing over Ribblehead Viaduct, a famous landmark on the Settle to Carlisle railway line in the Yorkshire Dales. Behind the viaduct is Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. Also featuring Jupiter to the right of the viaduct and Mars and Saturn to the left of the viaduct.

I took the shot just before midnight on 2 June, when the sky was still quite bright – and Tim Peake was still on board! This is a composite of 5 frames, because I limited the exposure to 30 seconds to avoid obvious trailing of the stars and planets, and didn’t use a tracker to avoid blurring of the foreground. I actually took 6 frames but haven’t included the first one in the final image because I thought it made a better composition with the ISS trail starting after it had passed Jupiter, so it gives more emphasis to Jupiter.