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#1 Ralf Vandebergh

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

subject: 2009/03/20_ISS with new S6 truss and arrays
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The backbone of the ISS is complete now with the attachement of the new S6 truss segment
which was carried to the station by the spaceshuttle Discovery at STS-119.
Already visible in this view from March 20 are the fully deployed S6 solar arrays.The deployment
was completed just a few hours before the pass.
Also as sign of the S6 truss element itself is visible.Images will in future certainly show nicer views of
the solar arrays,the position to the observer wasn't optimal in this image.Also I chose for
a frame showing als the shuttle with open payload bay doors clearly.Another nice detail is
the Canadarm 2.

Imaging details as always: 10inch Newtonian manually tracked using a 6x30 viewfinder.

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#2 Ralf Vandebergh

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

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#3 FoxK

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:58 PM

Great image, as always. Did you notice any over-all increase in brightness at all with a big increase of reflective surface area?

Regarding my PM...I forgot your using a Newt so the image was flipped

#4 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:31 PM

Can't wait to capture a pass over here...
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#5 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:40 PM

Congrats with your Space Weather image Ralf !
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#6 Fusion

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

Your images always astound me Ralf.

WOW!

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:42 PM

Awesome image Ralf!






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