Friday, May 15, 2009

Awesome Picture

Phil Plait points at quite possibly the coolest picture ever: a picture of Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope crossing the disk of the sun. Two objects - the 35m shuttle and the 13m telescope - moving at 7km/s, captured through a 130mm Takahashi refractor - top of the line, but far smaller than the giant Schmidt-Cassegrians used for most deep-sky shots. Congratulations to Thierry Legault.

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