Astrophoto: Space Station Creates a Zipper on the Sun

“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.


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4 Replies to “Astrophoto: Space Station Creates a Zipper on the Sun”

    1. Ya, really! Get over yourselves…. (what?!) How does that criticism even apply??? This was simply a fun astrophoto someone took… A PHOTOGRAPHER, not even necessarily a scientist. Are you just THAT desperate to find things to troll about? lol! Get over YOURself, drew… (BTW, Spelling one’s name without a capital letter is really telling per feelings of inferiority, you know..?)


      1. It’s not a zipper. Ok, the headline is cheesy. I’m inferior because of the size of “d” I chose to use for some random website? That’s intelligent. You judge people based on the size of a letter? You should not do that because it’s totally retarded.

  1. I was looking at the moon and after some minutes when I looked again in the sky, the moon wasn’t there. I couldn’t see it anymore. how do you explain it??? the sky was clear with not many clouds.
    thank you

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