Atlantis and ISS captured from the ground... in broad daylight!

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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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I've seen it go over New Mexico in early evening with my naked eyes (no optical help). Pretty cool. It wastes no time getting from one horizon to the other.




posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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This is a once in a lifetime thing. You are very lucky to have captured such a video. Truly amazing and beautiful. Great job and great post OP!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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S&F for you. Great footage! I always marvel at an ISS flyover.

Some brave people are way, way up there, looking down on a world where all strife is left on the surface and nothing but the beauty rises up to their eyes.

I envy them, and congratulate you on your accomplishment.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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Totally unnecessary comment. If you have no interest in it why waste your time looking at the thread or posting a comment. I think you are the one who needs to grow up!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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I've seen satellites but never something like that.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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Cool capture ngchunter, nice one.





posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Hey ngchunter...nice footage. I have a question. Does the station flip end over end as it goes through orbit? From video I've seen of the station of it passing over the earth it always appears to be parallel with the earth or at least the modules do as in this example. The modules stay parallel with the horizon as the solar panels rotate, but I was wondering if the whole thing flips end over end?



Thanks, ltru



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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What a great catch and especially with the scope! I was just reading through my astronomy forums and saw a ISS picture a gentleman took from his scope. Not a very easy task to accomplish. Kudos!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Very nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

I am curious to know what zoom power was used.


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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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Definetly a CGI



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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I seen it also this morning - wow!



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Very cool ng..thanks for sharing. I am an amateur astronomer, and I have never captured the ISS during daylight hours..how cool



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Hey nice catch and good video, thanks for sharing it. Come to think of it, about a week or so ago, while on a jog in the bay area I spotted something flying overhead at what seemed to be well over 80 thousand feet or more, of course way higher than normal 30 thousandish foot airliners. I only noticed it because of the sun's reflection, and my desire to someday spot a good UFO. Alas, it kept a steady course and speed so maybe it was the ISS, or a satellite of some type.

Again, thanks for sharing the video and cheers from California.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by marjastaja
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Definetly a CGI



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by letthereaderunderstand
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Hey ngchunter...nice footage. I have a question. Does the station flip end over end as it goes through orbit? From video I've seen of the station of it passing over the earth it always appears to be parallel with the earth or at least the modules do as in this example. The modules stay parallel with the horizon as the solar panels rotate, but I was wondering if the whole thing flips end over end?
Thanks, ltru

Generally speaking ISS keeps a constant attitude parallel with the surface of the earth, but it appears to "rotate" here due to field rotation (though I hear that after Atlantis undocks tomorrow, it will rotate 180 degrees in yaw before the fly-around, which is going to be a first). It's just an effect of watching it from an altitude-azimuth perspective; I never use a polar aligned configuration when tracking the space station in order to minimize vibrations from the motors. Polar aligning tends to make the telescope more susceptible to vibrations.
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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Bravo from a pro videographer--not an easy shot to accomplish so well.
Great Historical work too, thanks for sharing. That footage really brought it to life for me.

Took me back to the wonder I felt as a kid when I went outside after watching some of the moon shot footage on t.v. I flew my bat-wing trick kite as high as I could and marveled at infinite space.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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That's not the space station, that's a UFO


sorry couldn't resist that


You caught some fantastic footage there, congratulations ngchunter s&f from me for your efforts



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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That was incredible! Thanks for sharing!





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