Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Satellite Transit Image Gallery

I have a particular interest in satellite transits across the solar/lunar surfaces due to the opportunity they present the lucky observer to discern greater physical detail and structure as a result of their silhouette against the bright background of the sun and/or moon; the ability to restrict the satellite's location in the daytime or evening sky to an area measuring 0.5x0.5 with little or no effort; it permits for the bypassing of satellite tracking which itself is a challenge due the very short period transits are visible during a particular overhead pass; and the difficulty in obtaining accurate and timely orbital elements and TLE's. As this "search and identify" project has literally become a DAILY ritual, I expect this web page to be updated constantly with more and more images of the very unique phenomena of satellite transits across the solar and/or lunar disks.

Please click on any image of interest for a larger rendition with complete imaging details.

Satellite Transits
Solar Transits Lunar Transits

ISS + STS-114
2005-07-28

ISS
2010-05-25

ISS
2011-03-23

ISS
2006-04-14
Patience!

Perseverence!


Patience!

Perseverence!



ISS
2018-08-12