ISS and Space Shuttle

ISS Shuttle Transit

Here’s a cool photo that I found while reading an article on new images of the “Face on Mars”. The astrophotographer, Thierry Legault, photographed the solar transit of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station on September 17, 2006. He used a Canon EOS 5D attached to a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. The effective focal length was 2300mm. Now that’s a telephoto lens! The cool thing about the photo is that the solar transit lasted less than a second. Legault calculated the exact time of the event using calsky. How cool is that!

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