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ISS Strike at the Center of the M106 Galaxy

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ISS Strike at M106 Galaxy – 15 May 2020 02:18 CEST

When the ISS flew over Cologne, Germany on 15 May 2020, 02:17 – 02:24 CEST, the path went straight through M106 which I was imaging at that time.

Given the recent Starlink upheaval, I was a bit angry that one of my subexposures had been ruined by a bright satellite. But on second thought I realized that this was a special event. The path of the ISS flyover can be seen here on

Single image, exposure time 10 min, not stacked. See below for technical details.

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