A Vist from Atlantis (APOD 28 June 2007)

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A Vist from Atlantis (APOD 28 June 2007)

Post by Confused » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:26 am

In the remarkable image of the space shuttle orbiter Atlantis docked with the International Space Station, I don't see the shuttle, so if you don't see it you are not the only one. I looked at the high resolution version too and did not see the shuttle.

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Post by Radu » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:49 am

Atlantis can be seen, just read the text bellow the picture and you will find it.

It could be a nice desktop image, too bad the high resolution of this picture is in reality a low res one.

Cheers,
Radu

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Post by Confused » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:47 am

I cannot see it.

I did read.

You are assuming that I can see it and that I did not read.

I am tired of people thinking they are smarter than they really are. These forums are a magnet for them.

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Post by Andy Wade » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:16 am

Confused wrote:I cannot see it.

I did read.

You are assuming that I can see it and that I did not read.

I am tired of people thinking they are smarter than they really are. These forums are a magnet for them.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070628.html

Some of us are keenly aware of how thick we are... :lol:

I can see it now, but I had to look really hard in the larger picture
You see the large set of four solar panels on the top left side of the picture?
Look below and to the right of them. At the bottom end of the main body of the space station.
What you are looking at is the back end of the space shuttle facing you. You can clearly see the three round engines and the wings and tail fin.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/ ... towitz.jpg

I really couldn't see this at all until I suddenly spotted what it was, then it all became clear and I couldn't understand what made me miss it in the first place.
As we say here in the UK, sometimes you can't see for looking.
Whatever that means... :)

Here, I'll make it really easy for you. You'll kick yourself when you see it. :)

Image
Regards,
Andy.

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Post by Confused » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:26 am

Thank you, Andy.

The important thing is that it is not easy to see.

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Post by Andy Wade » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:39 am

Confused wrote:Thank you, Andy.

The important thing is that it is not easy to see.
No probs mate.
Its a great picture, and from 190 nautical miles away too.
What's that in Cubits I wonder... :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubit
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Andy.

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Post by astro_uk » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:35 am

According to google its 769 641.295 cubits.

Just type "190 nautical miles in cubits" into google. It can convert almost anything.

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Post by Kevin Hassan » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:32 pm

From the image size that appears on my 15" monitor, and viewed from a distance of about 56cm, the magnification that the Clay Center Observatory used was about 725x. Can anybody confirm? Thanks...

(I guess that means that if I looked at the shuttle going overhead with a 75x telescope, I wouldn't see much besides a dot...)
KevinH