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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 18, 2004 19:46:37 GMT -6
A slovinian astronomer caught the ISS in the quite rare image. I'm impressed on his skill.
I wonder if the Astronauts and cosmonauts took pics of the Transit. Anybody know anything about this?
On June 8th, in a tiny village in Slovakia, Tomas Maruska took a picture that is ... beyond rare. It shows Venus and the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the Sun at the same time. The double transit was visible only inside a narrow corridor a few hundred meters wide. And it was brief. The space station crosses in the Sun in a split second! Maruska knew when and where to look thanks to the predictions of Thomas Fly, an expert forecaster of ISS transits.
This is so cool that this guy was lucky enough to get this on film. I am sure alot of people will want to keep the pic on their puters. I only wish I was able to get the shuttle and space station together on film but I didnt have the video cam at the time but I will try later once the Shuttles are flying to capture it on fim.
[glow=blue,2,300]Stargazer's Departing Nightly on a beam of light searching for the Ultimate Wisdom of the Universe [/glow]