What happens when you give a fool a digital camera? He takes pictures of Stars and Satellites. OK. I wanted to take pictures of the shuttle and ISS together. However, I could not find the cable to connect the camera to the laptop, so I tried to take several frames by just holding the shutter down. Well it worked, sort of. I breath, my heart beats, and my hands shake, but you get the idea. I took pictures of some object that preceded the shuttle by about 6 minutes with 1 second exposures, there is a gap towards the end of the set to give direction. There was a jet passing from left to right at the lower portion of the frame. The preceding object (the Progress supply ship I think) aimed right at the tail of Scorpius. Another object in red following and below that. One more satellite just above and to the right of the Agave Stalk. I used the 18-55mm lens that came with the XSi camera, zoomed to 55mm. I got 5 frames of the shuttle at 1/2 second exposures with a 100-300mm zoom lens, set at 300mm. The shakes are real obvious at this zoom. Again I got two other objects, one is clearly a satellite in the upper left of the frame and the other just at the bottom of the frame that I am not sure what it is. I got several frames of the station at 1/2 second exposures at 300mm. I really need to find the cable because the shakes are really too much. You can see the station fading, it blinked out just outside the frame. I hope to get some practice making images of satellites with the cable and computer to try to take more stable images. But at least I tried. Here is the link to the images: http://www.100valley.com/ISS/ Don -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.