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Old 07-26-2009, 02:10 PM
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Thumbs up Amazing DAYLIGHT Telescopic Photograph of the ISS Near the Moon!

This is an image of the International Space Station taken during daylight as it passed about 220 miles above the Earth and across a field of vision that included the Moon.

http://spaceweather.com/swpod2009/04...p76c1s4g43ab52
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:27 PM
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That's a great image!
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:41 PM
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Nah it's faked like the moon landing. *JK* AWSOME PIC!
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That's a great image!
Sure is. That's sort of what the Starship Enterprise would probably look like, too, if it really existed and we used the same telescopic instrumentation. Same kind of resolution.

(Any Starship Enterprise -- ENT, TOS, TMP, TSFS (-A), (-B, -C, -D, -E) TNG, etc.)

That wasn't even taken using an observatory instrument. I think an amateur astronomer took it. Imagine what it would look like using some of the world's larger telescopes!

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:45 PM
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Sure is. That's sort of what the Starship Enterprise would probably look like, too, if it really existed and we used the same telescopic instrumentation. Same kind of resolution.

I was thinking more like USS Reliant.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:48 PM
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That is so cool it looks fake. I know it's not, but that's just one of those things it's hard not to think. I remember when we first got high quality video from the Space Shuttle...those of us who'd grown up on Apollo broadcasts thought "it looks almost fake it's so good!".
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That is neat!!!
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I was thinking more like USS Reliant.
It does!
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:05 AM
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A cool picture! Makes me think of when I was a kid and would see a satellite cross the night sky, back when it wasn't so crowded up there- a true wonder.
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It sure would be nice to see a telescopic movie of the Shuttle approaching the ISS.

(Hint, hint, to any astronomers reading this. )
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