SOLAR TRANSIT OF ISS AND ATLANTIS ON MAY 22 2010

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Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-132 mission, taken from Niederbipp in Switzerland on May 22nd 2010 at 13h 14min 09s UT.
Transit forecast calculated by www.calsky.com.
Transit duration: 0.49s. ISS distance to observer: 390 km. Speed in orbit: 7.4km/s (26500 km/h or 16500 mph).

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Takahashi TOA-150 refractor (diameter 150mm, final focal 2500mm), Baader Herschel prism and Canon 5D Mark II. Exposure of 1/8000s at 100 ISO, extracted from a series of 16 images (4 images/s) started 2s before the predicted time.

 

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