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.
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 spaceweather.com
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.