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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday July 05 2015, @05:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the kinda-makes-you-feel-small dept.

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.

The original hi-resolution photo can be found here.


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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by gman003 on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:36PM

    by gman003 (4155) on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:36PM (#205339)

    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.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by inertnet on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:10PM

      by inertnet (4071) on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:10PM (#205350)

      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.

      • (Score: 2) by gman003 on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:13PM

        by gman003 (4155) on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:13PM (#205351)

        I already do. Like I said, I can always use more cool pics of space.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:16PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:16PM (#205352)

      > 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)))

      • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Sunday July 05 2015, @10:20PM

        by aristarchus (2645) on Sunday July 05 2015, @10:20PM (#205390) Journal

        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.

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        FatPhil: "F**k me, ran out of all of today's modpoints in just 10 minutes. "
    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Sunday July 05 2015, @08:26PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 05 2015, @08:26PM (#205363) Homepage Journal

      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 . . .

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6goNzXrmFs [youtube.com]

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      alles in Ordnung
      • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday July 06 2015, @12:22PM

        by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Monday July 06 2015, @12:22PM (#205587) Homepage
        Did it really not make you take pause to appreciate the skill, knowledge, and patience required to capture such a great shot? Even if you pause enough to think to yourself "oh my, that's very good, I wonder what camera and lens was used", I think the word "stunning" may rightly apply.

        That Wernquist movie is only stunning as in "stunningly bad". The claimer (I'm neologising there, it's the opposite of a disclaimer) at the start of the movie is a deceitful and deliberate lie. Nowhere in the universe is the middle-east wrapped around the inside of a huge pipe. And Sagan's parochial spiel is embarassing, as it's borderline racist.
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        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday July 06 2015, @03:17PM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 06 2015, @03:17PM (#205656) Homepage Journal

          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!

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          alles in Ordnung
          • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday July 06 2015, @03:45PM

            by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Monday July 06 2015, @03:45PM (#205677) Homepage
            Methinks is was you who started the argument by saying that the photo wasn't stunning. Presumably for the sake of argument. Don't turn round, you might stun an innocent passer-by when you clonk them with that plank in your eye.
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            I know I'm God, because every time I pray to him, I find I'm talking to myself.
        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday July 06 2015, @03:21PM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 06 2015, @03:21PM (#205661) Homepage Journal

          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.

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          alles in Ordnung
          • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Monday July 06 2015, @03:43PM

            by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Monday July 06 2015, @03:43PM (#205673) Homepage
            We know from your posting history that you don't even consider bearing fruit on southern trees to be racist, so there's no way I'd expect you to pick up the subtle implications in the Sagan script. I'll throw you some chum though - look for the bit that is most parochial.
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            I know I'm God, because every time I pray to him, I find I'm talking to myself.
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by gawdonblue on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:56PM

    by gawdonblue (412) on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:56PM (#205345)

    ... It's a space station.

    (Sorry - blame the dark side)

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by evilcam on Monday July 06 2015, @02:27AM

      by evilcam (3239) on Monday July 06 2015, @02:27AM (#205454)

      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...

  • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:59PM

    by kaszz (4211) on Sunday July 05 2015, @06:59PM (#205347) Journal

    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

  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:25PM

    by isostatic (365) on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:25PM (#205354) Journal

    Amazing photo.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:52PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @07:52PM (#205357)

    Has Soylent news ever received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @08:02PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 05 2015, @08:02PM (#205358)

      Is that you, Sean?

      ...

      Oh sorry, that's "canary".., had a speck on my specs.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @12:29AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @12:29AM (#205429)
    Well, the moon's south pole is up in the picture. I suppose it's to be expected in a picture from Australia... The ISS thus appears to be a bit south and west of Tycho crater looks like.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @04:20PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 06 2015, @04:20PM (#205710)

    Does anybody know any information about the equipment he used?

    I am curious especially about the telescope, i.e. size, type.