Photo STS104 over moon

Date: Sun Jul 15 2001 - 00:01:55 PDT

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    On Friday, a day after watching the launch, I got up to see ISS trailed by STS
    104. After observing ISS passing above the moon, I grabbed a digital camera to
    try to record the shuttle in a  similar path.
    There is no "time" exposure setting so this is just a handheld 'instantaneous'
    picture. It is a faint dot, 5 1/2 deg above the moon, but this is the first
    non-trailing still picture of a satellite that I remember seeing.
    The picture is on my web site:
    The link to the photo is down a short distance, just above the daily calendar.
    There is also a Sky Map plot showing the path of STS above the moon.  Following
    the red trail to the left brings you to the shuttle.  Monitor brightness should
    be turned up.
    Jay Respler
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