As seen on National Geographic News the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station pass across the sky above Hungary. The shuttle was separated from the station on the way back home. This was the last flight of Discovery before getting retired. Discovery appears surrounded by haze because the shuttle was in the process of dumping wastewater when this sequence of images was taken. Click on second photo to see a closer view of the shuttle hazy trail. © Tamas Ladanyi



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  • Johannes Stübler Reply

    A contemporary document and testimony to an epoche of spaceflighttechnology visualised by a simple technique !

    Johannes Stübler / AUSTRIA

    March 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  • ivo sgaravati Reply

    ijust would like to know how did he take this photo and what kind of equipament he used. people say it is possible only with a camera and a tripod….is it true. thank you….all this photos are absolutelly beautiful.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:58 am
  • Tamas Ladanyi Reply

    Thanks for your comment. I used a Canon 500D camera body and a Canon 16-35 L objective at 17 mm with 10 sec exposure and iso 3200. These are commonly used equipment in astrophotography. You have to prepare well for the event: make a calculation of the transit before and choose a good location:)

    April 6, 2011 at 5:18 am

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