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ISS, 18th July 2020


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About this observation
Chris Hooker
Time of observation
18/07/2020 - 00:54
International Space Station
Observing location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
254 mm Newtonian
5x Powermate
Baader IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI174MM camera
0.65 msec @ F/24

A nearly overhead pass of the ISS, imaged in fair seeing conditions. The SpaceX Crew Dragon DM2 module is still docked to the leading (left-hand) end of the station, but only one side of it is illuminated, The other side is shadowed by the fin that projects towards Earth. The Japanese HTV-9 vehicle is seen end-on just inboard of Crew Dragon. The Progress 75 supply module is docked to the trailing end of the station. The multi-pronged shape on the middle left is the Space Exposure Facility, and the rounded Bigelow Expandable Activity Module can be seen below the bright heat-rejection panels.

I hope a 3D anaglyph version of this image will be available in a day or two. 

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