I basically started out the same. Going outside picking a target take a shot, view the result, make any adjustments if needed, and repeat. Towards the end of my secession I pointed the camera straight up and took a photo. When I looked at it I noticed a small faint white streak at the top. So quickly I took another. There it was again! But in a different position. I took 3 more shots finally realizing what it might be. A satellite passing overhead. I have seen satellites passing overhead at the George observatory. But i never thought I would capture one on camera in the middle of light polluted skies.
My camera is a Nikon D3100. The lens I was using is a Nikkor 18-55mm. I was zoomed all the way in. 800 ISO at a 5 sec exposure.
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