For a long time I personally didn’t even know about the existence of the International Space Station (or ISS)…. When I bought my very first telescope and started leaning toward astronomy photography, I bumped into photos of this weirdly looking object that looks like a Tie fighter from Star Wars – at least that’s what most people say…

I did a quick research and almost immediately realised how cool the International Space Station is. 

There are so many ways to take photos of the ISS. Once you know when and where to look and you have at least a dslr camera at your service, then you can do it!
Even after years of doing it I still find it mind-boggling!

As I progressed with my purposefully chosen steep learning curve in astrophotography, I started paying more attention to ISS and how others actually take photos of it.

But I always found it – well actually still find it – difficult to search the web for ground based amateur ISS photos or some kind of know how knowledge about how to take those amazing shots.

On this website I share my experience about how I got here, what equipment I would recommend for manually tracked ISS imaging and you also find my photos and videos related to the subject.

I will try to write thorough explanation to all of my photos in Gallery, so this way others can hopefully learn a few tricks too.

I am truly blessed by having talented amateur ISS photographers contributing to this project almost on a daily basis. If you hover your mouse over Guest photos in the menu, you will find amateur photos from all over the world, sorted out in different categories. I would encourage everyone who has been involved in this specific type of astrophotography to send your best shots. More info in Guest photos.

At Guide to find ISS menu you find all the tools I use to get the sufficient amount of information about over head passes, transits, satellite and cargo vehicle tracking prediction details, etc.  

Maybe the newest change is the creation of the so called International Space Station Photo of the Month. I have received already enough amount of photographs to keep on going for months, but it looks like the page is really taking off now and more people are tuning in for either learning this great area of photography or sharing their amazing work they already took.



My BEST youtube videos

International Space Station – attitude and orientation confusion during Nauka module arrival

Nauka Science Module, Proton-M rocket 3rd stage and ISS – close up manually tracked photos

ISS with SpaceX Crew Dragon – experiment with larger magnification

ISS with SpaceX Crew Dragon – experiment with larger magnification

ISS with SpaceX Crew Dragon – experiment with larger magnification

Crew Dragon DM-2 mission launch with Chris Cassidy, also amateur ground based photographs

My International Space Station talk at Virtual Astronomy Club

Shall we take some International Space Station photos?

SpaceX Is the International Space Station real or not? Here is my argument against flat earth

International Space Station and the arriving Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft

SpaceX In-Flight Abort test and my Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission photos

Summary of 2019 – a really fine year for Space Station Guys

What is Space Station Guys website about?

Soyuz MS-13 only 10 minutes before docking – ground shot

My best International Space Station lunar transit