I would encourage everyone who has been involved in this specific type of astrophotography to send your best shots. Your photo must me close-up taken at high magnification, also solar/lunar transits are welcome too! If I had to define minimum requirements, it should be certain level of details that show the structure of the station.
If smaller elements also visible (like Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), Cupola, Leonardo module, Quest airlock etc. or berthed spacecrafts like the russian Progress and Soyuz (Roscosmos), Dragon (SpaceX), Cygnus (Northrop Grumman – former Orbital ATK ), japanese HTV (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA) – that’s even better!

Also I will extend the type of photographs I accept here to wide angle composite photos, as long as they show an ISS or cargo spacecraft flyby with very scenic background….

Also your post should contain UT time, date, equipment, flyby details and write in brief about how you took the shot.

Please send your photos to metrolinaszabi@gmail.com email address. The photos are arranged by alphabetic order of the imagers.
(Can’t guarantee though that all the photos I’ll receive will be uploaded)


Andreas Hauf

(Andreas’s Instagram profile – automated tracking with capable mount )


Antonio Vilchez

(His twitter, astrobin and facebook profiles)

ISS 2018 09 23 1910UT APM ED-APO 152 f/7.9 @f16 zwo183mm Green filter


Christian Fröschlin

(Christian’s Twitter profile)



(Cirrusmoon’s Instagram profile)

Great photos from Cirrusmoon about ISS shortly followed by the SpaceX Dragon CRS-16 cargo spacecraft. Great photos!!


Christopher Becke

(Christopher’s Twitter profile)


Denis Huber

(Denis’s Facebook profile)

Ethan Roberts

(Ethan’s Instagram profile)


Grant Petersen

(Grant’s Twitter profile)


Ian Griffin

(Ian’s Twitter and Instagram profile)

Istvan Csabai


Martin Lewis

(Martin’s website profile)

Monika Landy-Gyebnar

(Monika’s Flickr profile)


Péter Agárdi

Péter sent me these amazing shot of ISS (first one is my favourite). These are his words:

It was more than ten years ago I got into astrophotography, but with many of my hobbies, they come and go from time to time. I still have the same telescope I bought in around 2004 which is a Skywatcher 114/900 on an EQ2 mount.

First off one of my more advanced setup I got a very old digital camera a Casio QV3500 for the repurpose to astrophotography meaning removing all the lenses to get it into direct focus. I chose this model because I knew it has full manual modes to shoot with (not just the auto crap that was used around that time) AND the thread to put teleconverters or such. This comes into play later.

This is my last useful attempt so far.
With this setup (Skywatcher 114/900 + Canon 600D) I use the following parameters:

Shooting FullHD cropped (using only the FullHD sized area of the sensor) video with ISO 800 and around 1/1000 shutter speed. White balance set to Sunlight. No filters or barlow used.


Philip Smith

(Philip’s Facebook profile, Youtube channel – automated tracking with capable mount )


Ralf  Vandebergh

(Ralf’s website, also his Twitter profile)

Roger Hutchinson

(Roger’s website, also his Instagram and Twitter profiles)


Tom Jones

(Tom’s website, also his Instagram and Twitter profiles)


Zsolt Fejes

Zsolt made a video summary about the event here.