SOLAR TRANSIT OF THE ISS AND ENDEAVOUR
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Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS) and the space shuttle Endeavour, taken from France on July 26th 2009.
Transit duration: 0.75s. Transit bandwidth on Earth: 5 km. Distance: 500 km. Speed: 7 km/s (25000 km/h). Transit forecast (place, time...) calculated by www.calsky.com.
Takahashi TOA-150 refractor (diameter 150mm, final focal length 3500mm) on EM-400 German mount, Baader Herschel prism and Canon 5D mark II. Exposure of 1/8000s at 100 ISO (RAW). The ships being too fast to be watched through the viewfinder, a "blind" series of 16 images (at a pace of 4 images/s) starts 2 seconds before the predicted time.