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Low light astrophotography from the ISS

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This long video video (25 minutes) by Christoph Malin provides a lot of interesting information on taking photographs from the ISS with Dr. Don Pettit:

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: how to take photos from the ISS

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    In this just released video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how he takes pictures from the International Space Station:

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400mm Nikon lens to be modified at the ISS to capture photons sent from Earth

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Another ISS related post: thespacereporter published an article today about a quantum entanglement experiment on the International Space Station that will involve modifying an existing Nikkor 400mm lens to capture photons sent from scientists on Earth (with the help of NightPOD):

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Nikon gear at the ISS

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     The German magazine Spiegel published an article with images taken from the ISS where you can spot several Nikon cameras and lenses. Here are some of the captured images:

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Nikon gear in space

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Camera porn: NASA astronaut Don Pettit on board of the ISS with a bunch of Nikon cameras and lenses.

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Nikon in space: new NightPod intelligent tripod compensates for motion when taking images from space

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The European Space Agency published the article “Tracking cities at night from the Space Station” where they describe a new NightPOD intelligent tripod head used to take long exposure photographs by eliminating the motion blur from the International Space Station: “To help astronauts take better pictures, ESA developed a motorized tripod in collaboration with Dutch company Cosine. Called NightPod, this device […]

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Nikon D3 on the ISS

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The above video is an interview with astronaut Mike Fossum about the images he took on board of the ISS with a Nikon D3 camera. Here is the actual timelapse video:

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