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bystander
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UT: Best. Shuttle Image. Ever

Post by bystander » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:47 pm

Best. Shuttle Image. Ever
Universe Today - 2010 Feb 12

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Space shuttle Endeavour in Earth's limb as it approaches the ISS prior to docking. Credit: NASA

Unlike the image below, I have been unable to find this image.

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ISS as seen from approaching Endeavour. Credit: NASA

Edit: Obviously NASA liked the shuttle picture, too. It is now a Featured Image and a Image of the Day at NASA.

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Re: UT: Best. Shuttle Image. Ever

Post by RJN » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:07 pm

I like this one better. There is less saturation and the texture of the clouds on the Earth contrasts nicely with the rest of the image.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/ima ... 06555.html
Hi Res: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/ima ... 006555.jpg
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Re: UT: Best. Shuttle Image. Ever

Post by makc » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:08 pm

I like the light in 1st one and details in 2nd...
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too much work to combine them flawlessly, however

they need hdr camera