Nice pic. of the Discovery on approach to the ISS, taken from earth.

This is an image of the Space Shuttle Discovery taken from the ground, no easy feat in itself. But it wasn’t taken by an observatory or a massive scientific instrument. Rob Bullen snapped this image from the UK using an 8.5″ telescope – that he was guiding by hand.

The ISS isn’t so hard to see from the ground–it’s well more than 300 feet long these days–but it is moving really, really quickly – like 17,000 miles per hour quickly.

Amazing 🙂



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