One of my neighbors went to Cape Canaveral for the final Space Shuttle launch. I asked her to send me some pictures. I strung them together in this quick animation of the launch. Thanks Caron! You did a great job!
Here’s a screen cap of today’s shuttle launch. Endeavour’s last mission. Kinda sad…
Update: Here’s a pic of today’s launch taken by Stefanie Gordon on a flight from NY to FL.
Here’s an amazing picture of a shuttle and an F15. (don’t think it was today’s launch). The photographer of this photo is unknown, but I assume another F15 pilot.
And here’s an F22 watching another launch
And here’s another one…
My friend Cliff sent me this pretty cool NASA video. Go For Launch! Space Shuttle The Time-Lapse Movie
Comet Hartley 2 was as close as it gets to Earth last week. I snapped these pictures the night after the peak (as peak night was cloudy.)
Here’s an animated GIF of a sequence of images taken over a 45 minute time period. Clouds were coming and going so I had to drop some frames at the beginning of the animation. The line that goes through one of the frames is a satellite.
The really really exciting thing about this comet is: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is currently operating the EPOXI mission and one of the goals of this mission is to send a NASA probe (space ship) on a close fly by of this comet. This fly by is scheduled to take place in just a few days. You can read more about the EPOXI mission here.
William Optics FLT 98 / CGEM Mount
Canon 20Da Camera
No Auto Guider
30 second ISO 400 exposures
No stacking / no flat frame processing
minimal photoshop cleanup
UPDATE November 4th, 2010 From Gary Fujihara @ Big Kahuna Meteorites
For those of you who missed the live webcast, EPOXI spacecraft flew by Comet Hartley 2 a few minutes ago and took some absolutely stunning pictures with its Medium Resolution Imager. Here is a composite of 3 of the 5 closest approach images:
And here is an Associated Press Story about the NASA mission.
A friend sent me this video. It is the coolest space video I have ever seen.