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Sutro From SPAAAACCE

January 28, 2013
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Views of San Francisco from the International Space Station are a primary mandate of this blog. Pictures of Sutro from space, even more so! Hey Sutro!

Sutro from space

This and many other fine photos of our planet are being taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the ISS — he is simply killing it on Twitter.

Here’s the full shot from which I pulled the Sutro crop:

SF ISS hadfield

It includes a nice angle on our bridges:

ISS sf bridges

In addition to those showing up on Twitter, all the photos taken by astronauts on the ISS are archived by NASA at The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. While it takes a while for them to be catalogued and geotagged, you can search through the raw feed and find sequences of pictures as the ISS travels at Mach 25 over SF.

I’ve been experimenting with creating stereograms out of closely timed photo sequences, with varying levels of success. If you can do the cross-eyed thing, here’s a Sutro stereogram made from this and this shot.

ISS sutro stereogram

(Note also Dolores Park and Bernal.)

And the Golden Gate Bridge:

ISS GGB stereogram

Not quite as much relief visible as I’d hoped. Given the altitude, I think stereograms would work best with oblique shots of mountainous terrain, taken tangentially (sideways) to the direction of travel of the ISS. (Then again, I am neither an astronaut nor a photographer.)

And mainly because they are awesome, a quick review of previous shots of the neighborhood from the ISS:

2011, by @astro_soichi:

astro_soichi SF Bay crop

California Rising (1), (2) (click for GIF):

ISS over California and SF

SF from ISS in IR:

SF IR ISS city

ISS from my yard:

ISS crop.jpg

p.s. You can’t save search results on the The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth site, so to save you some time, here are the most recent SF sets:

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33066

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33067

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33068

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33069

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33070

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33071

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33072

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33073

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33074

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33075

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33076

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33077

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33078

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33079

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33080

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33081

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33082

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33083

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33084

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33085

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33086

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33087

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33088

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33089

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33090

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33091

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33092

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33093

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33094

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33095

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33096

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33097

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33098

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33099

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33100

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33101

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33102

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33103

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33104

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33105

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33106

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33107

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33108

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33109

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33110

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33111

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33112

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS034&roll=E&frame=33113

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