Swan Song

Space shuttle Discovery and ISS over Toronto skyline, Centre Island, Toronto IslandsFor the final time ever, space shuttle Discovery appears with the International Space Station over the Toronto skyline.  Undocked from the ISS the previous day, Discovery and the ISS form distinct trails as the shuttle’s deorbit preparations increase their separation distance.

This is a series of ‘stacked’ images, 5-second exposures laid over top of each other to help control Toronto’s difficult ambient light pollution.  The gaps in each trail result from Discovery’s rapid motion during the Canon 5DmkII’s shutter actuation.

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