Space Shuttle Atlantis just docked with the International Space Station a few minutes ago, thought we could make this the official STS-132 Mission
thread. As always watch live on NASA TV: www.nasa.gov...
Yeah everything went smoothly, the shuttle performed the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver (Flip) so the Station crew could get photos of the Thermal
Protection System, and then they were given go for docking, the hatch is about to open in a few moments.
I'll be trying to track and take video of the shuttle docked to ISS tomorrow night through my telescope at about 9:10pm eastern. Of course, that's
only if the weather is clear, which seems iffy right now. If I am able to do it you can watch the video feed live right here: www.ustream.tv...
Well the weather wasn't clear on Tuesday night, as I feared, but I was able to capture a video of ISS and STS-132 tonight before a thunderstorm hit.
Unfortunately it's overexposed during the peak of the pass since it's the first time I've used this camera for ISS tracking. Also had just
reinstalled all my software so I forgot to reset the setting on the tracking software to LX200 classic instead of LX200 gps for the first half of the
pass. Anyway, at least now I know what the proper exposure setting is for next time.
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