Photo STS104 over moon

From: JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
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: http://mars.superlink.net/jrespler/skyviews.htm
    
    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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              JRespler@superlink.net 
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