In an article from 9 News Australia, photographer Dylan O'Donnel gives us a stunning view of the ISS against the backdrop of the moon.
With the space station rocketing around the Earth at approximately 27,600 km/h, astrophotograher Dylan O'Donnell had less than a second to capture the incredible moment using his telescope and digital camera.In this image, the space station was roughly 400km above Mr O'Donnell's home town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, but even at this distance, the distinct shape and features of the orbital outpost are clearly visible, including its solar panels and various pressurised modules.
With the space station rocketing around the Earth at approximately 27,600 km/h, astrophotograher Dylan O'Donnell had less than a second to capture the incredible moment using his telescope and digital camera.
In this image, the space station was roughly 400km above Mr O'Donnell's home town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, but even at this distance, the distinct shape and features of the orbital outpost are clearly visible, including its solar panels and various pressurised modules.
The original hi-resolution photo can be found here.
I don't have anything else to say about it, it just seemed wrong that only articles we can argue about get comments. Nice shot, I'm always down for more cool space pics.
You should start your days with APOD then. I've been taking coffee and APOD in the morning for about 18 years now. Best way to start your day.
I already do. Like I said, I can always use more cool pics of space.
> only articles we can argue about get comments
Well that's a stupid thing to say and you're completely wrong.
(Actually I completely agree. The amount of argument and "need to be right/knowledgeable" around here makes it feel like junior high sometimes).
((Also, it's a really great photo))
(((Also, I just finished Seveneves and really liked it)))
The amount of argument and "need to be right/knowledgeable" around here
Yeah, that's what you think! But I think it is a great picture, too. So we will have to just agree about the disagreement stuff. Or is that "disagree about the lack of agreement"? I'm confused. Often happens when I stare at the moon too long.
As a one-time amateur photographer - yes, it is a damned good photo. The man obviously spent a good deal of time and effort to capture that image, and it's an image that I couldn't capture today, with the equipment I have availabe.
But, I object to the use of the word "stunning" in the article. Images like this will become more and more common as time passes. Or, I certainly HOPE they do! Great pic, but "stunning"? Sorry, folks, but it doesn't measure up to my imagination, or that of any other long time Sci-Fi addict.
This video is a little closer to "stunning", but I shy away from the use of such descriptors . . .
Methinks you are arguing for the sake of argument. I specifically noted the quality of the photo. In my professinal life, as well as my amateur life, I often note a person's skill and professionalism, without being stunned by it. Sharks are in the news these days. You hook one, play him, reel him in, and smack him in the head with a paddle, or a hammer. He is STUNNED. I've not had that problem when admiring people's work - I can still breathe, think, move, talk. Now, I have seen some stunningly beautiful women who left me speechless. THAT is stunning!
Alright, I'll bite. Racist? Really, racist? Are you a SJW or something? You'll have to explain that racism thing in terms that neanderthals and dinosaurs can understand. Lacking any such explanation, I'll presume that you are a professional offense taker.
In English, next time?
... It's a space station.
(Sorry - blame the dark side)
When you take a look at the hi-res version, without zooming in, the panels on the ISS do kind of look like the 'wings' of a TIE fighter...
The picture [deography.com] is 2000 x 1227 pixels and seems to have some dirt on the lens at the top-right sector ;-)Or it's just that the link is unsecured and some modding in transit went wrong..
Giant Moon fly? bring the NASA swatter.. :P
Has Soylent news ever received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act?
Is that you, Sean?
Oh sorry, that's "canary".., had a speck on my specs.
Does anybody know any information about the equipment he used?
I am curious especially about the telescope, i.e. size, type.