Discovering Discovery in orbit from the ground – its amazing

Now this is mind-blowing, well at least it is to me. Take a look at this picture here now, it was taken on 26th Feb, a couple of days ago.

You can click on the image to the left to get a larger view of it.

OK, so what you see here is the space shuttle docking with the International Space Station. Another “So What” NASA picture? Nope. This was taken by a chap called Rob Bullen in the UK using an ordinary camera and a telescope. The original is here on

He explains ….

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershie, England, UK

After a very cloudy day the skies cleared to allow a view of this stunning pass of the ISS and Discovery. I could not believe the timing was so fortuitous to show the shuttle closing in on the station. I captured this, what I guess could potentially be, a once in a lifetime image of these two spaceships traveling as separate craft using Canon EOS 40D using eyepiece projection through a hand guided 8.5 inch Newton.

Now thats truly stunning when a chap can pop out into has backyard and capture a snapshot like that.

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