Telescopic Spaceflight Images

                Small Aperture High Resolution Imagery of: 

                                  Space Station  -  Satellites  -  Debris

 

                                                                                 Ralf Vandebergh

 

       

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       Latest Observation:

     Dragon & Falcon 9 upper stage with Merlin engine, 23 minutes after launch in first orbit!

         http://s3.postimg.org/gxhdqq9n7/Dragonlaunch_20140418_setp1.jpg   (best shots)

         http://s29.postimg.org/tr2ujrgaf/Dragonlaunch_20140418_colp.jpg   (sequence)

     http://s21.postimg.org/a8wptfr13/Dragonlaunch_20140418.jpg   (grayscale)

       Related item:  Falcon 9 upper stage & engine during demoflight 2:

        

 

      Latest Human spaceflight imageshttp://www.startje.be//vieuw.php?qid=347203   new!

 

    Latest Satellite / Rocket images:  http://www.startje.be/vieuw.php?qid=357824   new!

 

    Early work: 2008 / 2009 images:  http://www.startje.be/vieuw.php?qid=394288           

 

 

                            A flare off the solar panels of the ISS captured early in a pass

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      Technical information

  -- The used instrument is a high quality optics, lightweight constructional 10 inch (0.25m) Newtonian reflecting telescope.

  -- Tracking of objects is accomplished fully manually using an attached smaller secondary scope at a low magnification.

  -- Imaging technique and setup is standardised, and the object paths across the sky are prepared for manual alignment.

  -- Best results occur when lighting angle, viewing angle, seeing, distance and other factors of objects are favorable.

  -- Original images are mostly taken in color to obtain the maximum possible information of the objects.

  -- Imaging technique & equipment, a clear short explanation: http://www.startje.be//vieuw.php?qid=382021

  -- Articles about observing experiences: http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/author/ralf-vandebergh/

  -- New observations, additional experiences and visual satellite sightings are regularly reported on

     https://twitter.com/ralfvandebergh :

 

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     Beautiful colors reflecting on the ISS in this image from 2008. Note the striking blue color, especially

     visible on the metallic surfaces, which gives the impression to be reflected Earth light. (full size)  

 

 

        

     The Space Shuttle Discovery with open payload bay doors and many details taken in steady air thanks

      to volcanic dust from eruptions of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in  Iceland just a few days before the shuttle

      undocked from  the ISS on its way back home. A considerable part of the orbiter is hidden behind shadow.

     

  

 

 

 

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Contact info: ___________________________

e-mail:    ralf.vandebergh@home.nl 

Twitter:   @ralfvandebergh

 

Ralf Vandebergh related websites:

http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/author/ralf-vandebergh/

Space / Science journalism recent publications newspapers Ralf Vandebergh (only in Dutch)

Ralf Vandebergh, wetenschapsjournalist, freelance journalist, recente publicaties, kranten, dagbladen

http://satellite-imaging.jouwweb.nl/ralf-vandebergh-s-amazing-nanosail-images

Ralf Vandebergh's amazing Nanosail images

http://www.satelliter.simpsite.nl/

Nanosail images Ralf Vandebergh

 

 

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