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Soloflight Spaceshuttle Atlantis Image 2008/02/08(UT)

Ralf Vandebergh
R.Vandebergh

Ralf Vandebergh(250mm Newton)
Observation of Spaceshuttle Atlantis,one day after launch
above the Netherlands(February 8),but not straight over my observing site which
is in the south of the Netherlands(the shuttle flew more north)
resulting in a maximum pass of 52‹ altitude.This limits resolution
but offers a nice but difficult viewing angle.Atlantis was at its way
to the ISS at that time.It docked one day later on Saturday.


  Observation of Spaceshuttle Atlantis,one day after launch
  above the Netherlands(February 8),but not straight over my observing site which
  is in the south of the Netherlands(the shuttle flew more north)
  resulting in a maximum pass of 52‹ altitude.This limits resolution
  but offers a nice but difficult viewing angle.Atlantis was at its way
  to the ISS at that time.It docked one day later on Saturday.


Here is another set of images showing spaceshuttle Atlantis one
day after launch on February 8,in a pass of 53‹maximum altitude
over the Netherlands.The observing angle was difficult but provides
a special lightning angle showing light and shade on the wings,and
open Payload Bay doors.


spaceshuttle Atlantis Solo on its way to ISS.

PASS DATA:
                                    DUR  MAX ELEV  APPR     DEP
Shuttle Fri Feb 08/07:PM   < 1       53        26WNW  53NW

EQUIPM:
10IN NEWTON/ATK-2C/MANUALLY TRACKING_______


Contrast-optimized image showing better visibility of the 
Payload Bay doors.
-53‹ MAX ELEV pass
10in Newton/ATK-2C/manuelly tracking'

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[Ralf Vandebergh:Neighbourhood of Maastricht Netherlands]

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