Astronomy Picture of the Day



ISS Over Mont-Megantic Observatory

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#102781 by @ 19.08.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
ISS Over Mont-Megantic Observatory


Explanation:

On August 1st, a time
exposure
created this surreal view that
looks up into the early morning sky over southern Quebec.

Only the light
from a nearly Full Moon brightens the
sky and highlights the dome of the 1.6 meter telescope at
Mont-Megantic Observatory.

Shadowy figures on the catwalk are astronomers who have
interrupted their work
to glimpse
the International Space Station
(ISS) streaking overhead.

The brightest "star" in the moonlit sky, the ISS was easy to spot
moving through a background of stars in the high-flying constellation
Pegasus.




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