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Amazing ground based photo of Space Shuttle Discovery in orbit

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posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 05:21 AM
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Those who know me know I love these kind of images, and love to share them with ATS too!




The above image was taken by Theirry Legault, a French astrophotographer.

Click the above link for his web site, which has many other photos of the shuttle, ISS etc.

Details of equipment:


The instrument is a Meade ACF 10” telescope with Lumenera Skynyx L2-2 monochrome video camera (12-bit fits), focal length 4500mm. The mount is a Takahashi EM-400 specially modified to be controlled by joystick


More details and pics of the Shuttle here:
astrosurf.com...

spaceweather.com...

[edit on 27/4/10 by Chadwickus]




posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 05:43 AM
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I would love to have the equipment to take images like this.

Good post dude.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 06:01 AM
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And now a picture of the X-37b please


Amazing shots, really cool equipment, well worth the investment!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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How did he get above the shutttle like that? you can even see Earth below it



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Ruler Of The Universe
How did he get above the shutttle like that? you can even see Earth below it




Pretty good picture. Very clear.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 08:10 AM
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The larger image is most likely taken from the ISS and is being used as a comparison to the smaller insert which was taken from the ground.

Follow the links I provided and you'll see more.



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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Amazing....absolutely amazing...



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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He is the man!!

thank you OP!


One day, my equipment will match his. lol


thanks for sharing bro, beauty!!



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the post, really awesome that an "amateur" photographer can look up and snap a picture of the Discovery shuttle so many miles above the Earth...makes you feel, well, really small.

[edit on 27-4-2010 by Shark VA84]



posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys, for those who didn't know, Theirry is the person who took photos of the ISS and Shuttle as it passed across the front of the sun.

astrosurf.com...



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