Lunar Transits

Blogged by Xiao Sun on August 10, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon, Transit.

For most of us, it does not happen that oftento capture a spaceship transiting the moon, but Roman Piffl from Bratislava, Slovakia, got two with his DMK 21AU04.AS astronomy camera on one night.

Lunar Transits of ISS and Endeavor

Yesterday (2009, July, 29 th) I caught two spaceship flying in front of the Moon with my DMK 21AU04.AS in focus of refractor Scopos ED 66/400.

First, space shuttle Endeavour transited the Moon, followed a hundred seconds later by the International Space Station. Each crossing lasted no more than a fraction of a second, but we were able to capture them using a DMK 21AU04.AS video camera at 60 fps.

"We" refers to Tomáš Maruška and Miroslav Grnja who were assisting him, and Roman Piffl himself.

Thank you all for this extraordinary view!