If you love astronomy or just love the mystery of the stars, the Sun, or other celestial bodies, here is an interesting story for you. An amateur astrophotographer took an incredible image of the International Space Station (ISS) crossing the Sun.
The viral photo was taken by Mehmet Ergun on April 2 from his base in Germany. Ergun said, “I was able to photograph the ISS again. I planned the shooting about three weeks ago. Each time I am fascinated and excited at the same time.”
Ergun captured the photo with a Lunt LS80 DSII sunglass, Rainbow RST-135 star tracker, QHY5III174M camera, Hutech Hinode solar guide, and Barlow 2x Meade Series 5000 lens. This allowed him to photograph the ISS at the time. precise where she was passing 500 km above her head in Alzey, Germany.
He has now managed to take several images of the ISS in transit and post them on his Instagram, where he has more than 14,000 followers. “This is my fourth ISS transit photo, and each time I am fascinated and excited at the same time,” he said.
The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest object ever put into space by humans and is 357 feet long.
Mehmet Ergun used a powerful telescope attached to a camera to capture 34 individual images as the orbiting ISS passed through planet Earth for less than a second.
The images are then put together so that the craft can be seen running from one edge of the sun to the other in a short animation.
The tiny satellite-shaped spacecraft looks like a miniature model as it is seen running from one side of our glowing orange sun to the other.