These long-exposure images of the stars are remarkable
Of course, these photos have a trick. Exposing each of them is 15 minutes but were taken with a modern digital camera that only allows one lens opening time of not more than 30 seconds. Then, Pettit did that “many amateur astronauts do,” according to his own explanation: he took several shots with 30 seconds of exposure and then the “mixed” with a program for it.
Beyond the visual trick, the result is remarkable, and you can see in the gallery that is just below.
Link: Smithsonian MagazineTags: Don Pettit, International Space Station, ISS, long exposure photos, Stars