ATV-1 "Jules Verne" and ISS chasing each other in the sky
The highlight of the night were however the European cargo ship ATV-1 "Jules Verne" and the International Space Station ISS chasing each other in the sky. They made a pass at 22:12 local time (20:12 UTC) going into eclipse close to the zenith. The ATV lead the ISS by about 15 seconds in time. It was about mag. +1, while the ISS was about -3 to -4.
I started the camera a bit too early and as a result the early part of the ISS trail was outside the image. Yet the image is still nice:
The reddish blot is a wisp of cloud, and stars visible are in Gemini, with Castor and Pollux.
The camera I used by the way is a new one, which I purchased last Sunday. It hence still needs to be calibrated. Like my previous camera it is a compact camera from the Canon Digital Ixus family again, but a newer improved model: the Canon Digital Ixus 75. It is a 7.1 megapixel camera (my older camera was 4.0 megapixel).
Earlier in the evening I photographed a -2 flare of Iridium 12 with it: