MIR Space Station
MIR and Space Shuttle STS-71
Alain Grycan and Eric Laffont from France have obtained the most spectacular amateur-made images of MIR (that we’ve seen). This (negative) first image is an example of their work. It appeared in Flash (the newsletter of the Belgian Working Group Satellites) in 1991. The different MIR modules are clearly visible. Also clearly discernible to the right is the Sofora mast structure. The zoom-in (at top) shows the Progress motor compartment, compared to a computer-generated drawing. Their second image was taken during the June 1995 Mir/STS-71 mission; both craft are clearly outlined.
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Tiangong-1 – 2016/08/21 Dobson Orion XT12i ZWO120MC 2.25X
SpaceX Dragon CRS-16 – 7th December 2018, 17:30 UTC, 82° altitude, ~350km distance Equipment: Nexstar 5se, Altair AR0130, 2x Barlow, exposure: 1.5ms, gain: 40%
Martin Lewis’ amazing photo of the event taken with his hand-guided home-built 222mm Dobsonian with ASI174MM camera, 2.7x Barlow, and a red filter from his back garden in StAlbans, UK.
Martin Lewis’ amazing animation of the event taken with his hand-guided home-built 222mm Dobsonian with ASI174MM camera, 2.7x Barlow, and a red filter from his back garden in StAlbans, UK.
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I recorded on 8-17-15 Tiangong 1 with the 2 solar panels in view at 78° ….AND… ISS at 59° from my backyard. So I made this combo image to show you my images in true relation to each other. I used Edge HD 14 OTA with a SKYnyx 2.2 Mono CCD camera that has global shutter. The Barlow X 1.6 with an Astrodon orang filter. All on an custom modified EQ-G and ER tracking software made for me and my mount. Manorville, NY, USA
Hubble Space Telescope
I have taken this unique & my first image of HST by handheld Celestron 12mm Maksutov telescope from my home balcony at Noida Extension, UP, India [07/03/2021 at 19:10:41 IST (Near to Zenith)]
Distance: 566 km Velocity: 7.602 km/sec Magnification: 0.78 Elevation: +70° 00′ above horizon
Direction: West to East
Equipment Used: Celestron 127mm Maksutov, Manually tracked on iOptron MiniTower Mount ZWO ASI120 MC-S,
ZWO IR/UV Cut Filter
Capturing Software: SharpCap 3.2 Single frame post processed in Snapseed to sharpen and to enhance the details.
(Image is cropped & not to scale)