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Amateur astronomer catches shuttle and hubble in front of sun

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Chris Blount, May 15, 2009.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    These pictures are quite incredible. An amateur astronomer took pictures of the shuttle and hubble space telescope while it was directly in front of the sun. Here is the web site with more info.
     

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  2. Nick

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    Amazing, those are one-in-a-million shots!

    Great find, Chris.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    WOW!!!!
    Thanks, Chris
    And thanks to the amateur astronomer that took the pictures and for posting the pics on the web.
     
  4. durl

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    Incredible!! Thanks for posting those.
     
  5. Jimmy 440

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    Sweet !!! Thanks for posting them.
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun
     
  7. Richard King

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    You beat me to it!! GREAT shots....
    Here's another: http://www.sbig.com/award/legault/iss_shuttle.jpg
    It appears that they were shot somewhere in my area. They say it was from 60 miles south of the cape which would be about 5 miles north of me. I would love to see his setup.
     
  8. 4HiMarks

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    But Mama, That's where the fun is ...
     
  9. dave29

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    Whoa, that is cool!
     
  10. Richard King

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    I don't know if you guys were aware of this (or noticed this on the site), but, the shuttle was in front of the sun for only 0.8 seconds. Pretty amazing predictions of the time and the actual shooting of he pix.
     
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    wow, that is some great timing, thanks for the posts on this guys :biggthump
     
  12. bobukcat

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    I think this is just a shuttle-shaped speck of dust on a yellow stress-ball shot with a black background. You now, like the toast with the Virgin Mary in it that sold on E-bay a while back. :grin:
     
  13. Nick

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    "...a shuttle-shaped piece of dust"

    Freeps!!! It's another bleepin' miracle! :bowdown:

    :icon_band :preach:
     
  14. Steve615

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    Great find Chris...thanks for sharing. :)
     
  15. Hutchinshouse

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    Simply, wow!
     
  16. Drew2k

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    Thanks for posting this and the extra information about the source. I saw this on ABC News today but they never mentioned an amateur astronomer found it or how quickly the shuttle passed in front of the sun, which just makes this all that much more spectacular!
     
  17. 4HiMarks

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    Not necessarily. He could have shot many, many frames, and then went back and picked the one that had something in it. How fast are cameras these days? I don't imagine you need to keep the shutter open very long to collect enough light to get a picture of the friggin' SUN.
     
  18. Nick

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    Something about "...through a lens, darkly" comes to mind. :scratch:
     
  19. Greg Alsobrook

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    Wow!! Even my wife found that interesting... :lol:

    Thanks for posting Chris and Richard. Very cool!
     

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