STS-125 Atlantis Solar Transit (200905120002HQ)

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    In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

    Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

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    1. agauti49 60 months ago | reply

      just original

    2. Emmanuel from 60 months ago | reply

      Very very impressive.
      What a aerial view...


    3. Marcoh21 [deleted] 60 months ago | reply


    4. pgauti 60 months ago | reply

      Just wonderful !

    5. Justin Phillips 60 months ago | reply

      The photo looks amazing, however I have a question. The transit of the shuttle took only 0.8 seconds but there are two pictures posted, one has the shuttle in a completely different orientation. I don't think the shuttle can pitch, roll or yaw that quickly. Please could the phototographer explain the anomaly? Thanks.

    6. (deaf mute) 60 months ago | reply

      Justin Phillips The pictures in this stream were taken over the course of several days. For most of the time, the shuttle was in stable orbit, with no pitching, rolling or yawing occurring. There might have been some yawning though, as fixing a space telescope is tiring work.

    7. dorian-grey [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      excellent photograph--very overwhelming

    8. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      nice :)

    9. Discaciate 57 months ago | reply

      Now that's amazing!
      Gorgeous image.

    10. Bucket2005 57 months ago | reply

      Wow! Awesome.

    11. jmm1953 57 months ago | reply

      This is very cool, but doesn't the shuttle normally "fly" with it's top side, that is, with it's bay doors, towards the Earth?

    12. roberto.valente 48 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo..! WoOoOoW..!

    13. Mező, Kornél (mostly away) 40 months ago | reply


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    14. Pierre Rombola [deleted] 27 months ago | reply

      This is a masterpiece! 7.

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