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To achieve his images he only used his £8,000 Takahashi refractor telescope, a £2,000 21MP Canon camera and a Baader solar prism, which acts to reflect away most of the sun's light.
The pair had trouble removing the old camera from the telescope because a bolt was stuck. They fetched extra tools, but none seemed to work.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been in orbit 350miles above Earth since 1990 Finally, Mission Control urged the astronauts to use as much force as possible, even though there was a risk the bolt might break. If that had happened, the old camera would be stuck inside, leaving no room for its souped-up replacement.
'OK, here we go,' Feustel said. 'I think I've got it. It turned. It definitely turned.' And then: 'Woo-hoo, it's moving out!'