Photographer captures ISS astronauts’ spacewalk from his personal yard



The ISS has been within the heart of many picture tales. Typically we’d see superior pictures taken from up there, and generally the area station itself would make part of the composition taken from the Earth.

Dr. Sebastian Voltmer pointed his telescope greater than 400 km (250 miles) as much as the sky, filming the Worldwide Area Station in actual time. And he didn’t simply seize the ISS, however even the spacewalk that was occurring whereas his telescope was pointing up.

Sebastian is an astrophotographer, a filmmaker, and a musician, holding a PhD in Media Principle (scientific pictures). He captured these pictures and the video shortly after sundown when the viewing situations had been the most effective. “The decision of the photographs exhibits particulars round 20 cm,” he explains. “The docked SpaceX Dragon capsule, with which the present Crew-3 flew to the ISS, could be clearly seen.” On the time when Sebastian was capturing, ISS astronaut Matthias Maurer was simply climbing the ISS. And what circles the story fully is that the video and the pictures was captured from Maurer’s hometown in Germany.

© Dr. Sebastian Voltmer | | www.voltmer.picture

Sebastian’s picture rapidly turned well-liked sufficient to go viral, however then somebody identified a undeniable fact that made the seize much more attention-grabbing. Aside from Matthias Maurer, ISS astronaut Raja Chari can be detectable within the picture – on the robotic arm “Canadarm2.”

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© Dr. Sebastian Voltmer | | www.voltmer.picture

And sure, I do know, the astronauts appear tiny if you have a look at the photographs. However the ISS orbits Earth at a mean altitude of roughly 250 miles or 408km. That’s quite a bit if you wish to see a human from your personal yard, even with a telescope. And to my data, Sebastian is the primary one capturing not only one, however two ISS astronauts as they had been doing a spacewalk, which is fairly epic, don’t you assume?

And I simply find it irresistible that this story comprises lots of his pursuits and abilities: he photographed and filmed the ISS, pairing the video with an incredible soundtrack. Writing about this once-in-a-lifetime seize additionally lead me to his unbelievable music which I used to be listening whereas engaged on this text.

Ensure that to take a look at Sebastian’s web site, watch his video I embedded above, and observe him on Instagram and Twitter for extra of his work.