Stunning Image of ISS and Endeavour Transitting Sun

Article written: 28 Jul , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Wow! Take a look at this image captured by award-winning French astrophotographer Thierry Legault. The visible detail of the shuttle and parts of the International Space Stations is absolutely amazing! If you remember, Legault also took images of space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope transiting the sun back in May during the HST servicing mission.

Legault is an engineer who lives near Paris. He started his digital imaging in 1994, and currently uses a SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera with AO-L system that is equipped with large and narrow band filters. He also uses a reflex Canon 5D, webcams from Philips as well as Astrovid video cameras.

He has written two books: “The New Atlas of the Moon” with Serge Brunier (Firefly) and “Astrophotographie” (Eyrolles), and is featured in a new book by Robert Gendler, “Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters.”

Visit Thierry’s website for more great images!

Source: OnOrbit



2 Responses

  1. Dave Finton says

    For a stellar object whose surface is covered by the equivalent of constant thermonuclear explosions all going off simultaneously all the time, our Sun looks awfully serene from far away.

    Also, awesome picture!

  2. Manu says

    Dave: not exactly really, the nukes go off way, way below the surface!
    Actually, the surface of the Sun is not much hotter than the Earth’s core.
    Not a cool place to be near though, I agree!

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