Thursday, March 3, 2011

Photo of ISS Shuttle Docking Taken From EARTH...!

This Black/White and out of focus photo of the shuttle Discovery docking with the ISS [International Space Station] was taken with a telescope from Earth by Rob Bullen. The amazing part of this story is that the photo WASN'T taken by an observatory or a finely-tuned instrument. Instead with a 8.5" telescope and was set up and guided all by hand...!
On Saturday he took his telescope--a relatively tiny setup as far as space telescopes are concerned--outside under a somewhat overcast sky, figured out where to point his rig (by hand), and just like that the sky cleared up, the ISS appeared, and the image was captured.
Wow, that is an impressive shot, well done!

via popsci

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