Categories: Astrophotos

Astrophoto: Tiangong 1 by Tavi Greiner

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Tavi Greiner of North Carolina captured the pass of the recently-launched Chinese Space Station, Tiangong 1 on October 4, 2011. The spacecraft passed between Cygnus and Cassiopeia and right through Lacerta at an estimated -0.4 magnitude.

Tiangong 1, the first Chinese space laboratory module, was launched on September 29, 2011 by China National Space Administration. The Shenzhou 8, Shenzhou 9 and Shenzhou 10 spacecraft are expected to visit it during its 2-year operational lifetime.

Tavi took this picture with a Canon XTi/400D, EFS 18-55mm at 35mm, f/4.5, ISO-800, 30secs.

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