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Location of Photo:

Lake Cachuma, near Santa Barbara, California

Date/Time of photo:

October 12, 2020 09:30:16 Pacific Daylight Time


I used my Canon 5D Mk IV and a Tamron 150-600mm lens at 600mm with a solar filter. It was mounted on a Gitzo G1220 tripod with an Arca Swiss Monoball head.


On Monday, Oct. 12 at 09:30:16 Santa Barbara time, the International Space Station made a solar transit that was visible (with magnification) across a 16.64 km path that passed just north of Lake Cachuma, near Santa Barbara. In the center of this path, the duration of the transit was only 1.05 seconds. This image is a composite of frame grabs (every other frame) from a 4K video shot at 30 frames per second, at a shutter speed of 1/2000 sec. I shot the video with a Canon 5D Mk IV and 600mm lens.




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