Amateur Astronomer Takes Photo of the International Space Station Passing Beside the Sun

Amateur Astronomer Takes Photo of the International Space Station Passing Beside the Sun

An amateur astrophotographer has managed to capture the perfect shot of the International Space Station passing in front of the Sun. 

Dawid Glawdzin, 38, managed to take the incredible photo from his garden in Southend.

The IT worker used a standard camera to take the photo and revealed he was lucky the clouds were not obstructing his view at the time.

He said: ‘I knew about the transit via the data on the NASA website and was capturing 1/2000 burst frames a minute before it.

‘A powerful solar filter ND10000 was also used as it’s quite dangerous for the camera sensor to do it without it.’

‘Luckily, the clouds stayed away for a few minutes.’

Capturing an image of the International Space Station from Earth is very difficult – even if you use a telescope.

The dad-of-one confessed he is far from an expert when it comes to technology, despite pulling off a shot that most professional astrophotographers can only dream of.

He learned to take photos from online tutorials and his first two times using drone footage were disasters.

 

He added: ‘I am a complete amateur when it comes to photo and videography.

My creations are a result of trial and error approach and countless hours of tutorials.

I always enjoyed taking pictures and videos, however, my passion started with the first drone. I crashed twice on my first flight and lost a camera on my second.

I was determined to learn and master to tricky camera settings switching from full auto to full manual. This approach triggered a passion for photography.’

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