Endeavour and ISS – Ground-based 3D imaging and Solar Transits

The Bad Astronomy blog points out some gorgeous ground-based 3D imaging of STS-134 while docked with the international space station.

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Check out the 3D videos as well. You don’t need special glasses for some of them.

Some very high-resolution solar transit images were also obtained.
Endeavour and ISS against the sun
Remember, the orbiter and ISS are zooming overhead at 30000 kmph, meaning that a solar transit only lasts a fraction of a second. Capturing these images takes some very special tracking equipment.

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Endeavour and ISS, relative speed zero, hurtling over the illuminated cities of planet Earth.

I’m a big fan of Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy Blog. That’s where I first saw this image.

It’s impressive how you get the feeling of motion, as the shuttle and ISS hurtle over the earth at ~30000 kmph, while being perfectly stationary relative to each other. Stars are resolved in the background thanks to the long exposure with which this image was taken.

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Delicate Arch time lapse video now on Youtube

On 21st August 2010, I sat by the Delicate Arch at the Arches National Park, and watched the sun set. This is the video my time-lapse camera made.
Here’s the Youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=058rAxT8gcA.
This is a HD video so you can switch to 720p resolution from the drop-down box.

Although the people move around rather swiftly, you can certainly enjoy the slow crawl of clouds and shadows across the scene.

FYI: Audio is provided by the Youtube Audioswap feature.

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Big shiny bean (Cloud Gate)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfNbUdsrkg0

Time lapse with my Canon SD1100 IS.  Just because.

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Chicago

  • Gypsy Jazz at the Green Mill
  • Giant shiny bean at Millennium Park
  • Lots of cafes
  • Hipster naan wraps at Gastro Wagon

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Nebraska

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I-80 perpetually under construction.

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Denver

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Quirky city. Lots of street art. Even more tattoos.

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