Atlantis & Hubble solar transit

Atlantis and Hubble solar transit

Atlantis and Hubble solar transit

The NASA space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope are seen in silhouette, side by side in this solar transit image made at 12:17p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from Vero Beach, Florida. The two spaceships were at an altitude of 600 km and they zipped across the sun in only 0.8 seconds.

Thierry made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

(Shuttle and Hubble are viewable in the lower left of the image. View full size to see in greater detail.)

You can see more of Thierry Legault’s work at: www.astrophoto.fr/

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