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Dragon delivery

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Observer
Steve Knight
Time of observation
25/07/2019 - 22:21
Object
SpaceX CRS-8 mission
Observing location
Warkworth
Equipment
70mm f6 refractor
Canon 6D camera
Exposure
1/30th sec at ISO6400
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At 23.01 on July 25th SpaceX launched the Dragon capsule to deliver supplies to the ISS.  Watched the launch on iPad in a field and about 20 min later it passed overhead.  The two dots in the middle are the Dragon capsule and the second stage of Falcon 9.  The two dots on either side are I think the shrouds that were covering the solar panels.  Not my greatest of images.  The plan was to video pass but had not anticipated the speed of the pass and how quickly I could move telescope on the geared head.  It was visible for about 45 sec before it passed into the Earths shadow.  A single frame from a very very shaky video.

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Chris Hooker's picture

It does move fast, doesn't it? Still, at least you got it, and I'm pretty sure your identifications are correct.

Chris

Derek Robson's picture

Great capture.

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