Astrophoto: Space Station Creates a Zipper on the Sun

by Nancy Atkinson on May 16, 2014

A mosaic of 46 images showing the transit of the ISS across the sun visible from southwest London on  May 16, 2014 at 06:23 UT. Credit and copyright: Roger Hutchinson.

A mosaic of 46 images showing the transit of the ISS across the sun visible from southwest London on May 16, 2014 at 06:23 UT. Credit and copyright: Roger Hutchinson.

“I’ve been wanting to get one of these for ages!” said astrophotographer Roger Hutchinson from London, England. This awesome image of the International Space Station transiting across the Sun earlier today — which creates a “zipper”-like effect on the Sun’s surface – is a composite of 46 images, taken from Southwest SW London on May 16, 2014 at 06:23 UT. Roger used a Lunt LS60 Ha telescope and a Skyris 274C camera.

Amazing.

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