Dave G and I had a
perfectly spectacular evening last night at Dave's
Star Box Observatory.
It started out cloudy but soon cleared up. The Moon, Regulus, Saturn
and Venus conjunction was quite nice.
the night even more historic,
The Space Shuttle Atlantis and the
International Space Station
highlighted the conjunction by passing
directly through the heart of it!!!
In Photo #1
you can see the Shuttle and ISS trails stretching from Venus to
Photo #2 shows the trails
reaching from Regulus across the moon and off the southward side.
In photos #3
and 4 you can see the Shuttle and ISS race south
into Earth's shadow before disappearing.
blow these images up and actually see the seperate trails
left by the Shuttle and ISS.
After the excitement settled down
we set about taking some photos.
Antares, M4 and
M6 - The Butterfly Cluster
M8 - The Lagoon
M16 - The Eagle Nebula
M17 - The Omega
Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion
Well, due to inclement weather the Shuttle was unable to land. Nasa
decided to orbit for another day. So, we got another chance to see the
Shuttl and Space Station
on Thursday night. We decided to try for still images, since we had
shot trailed images the night before.
Here's my shot. Will include Dave's asap...........