Monday, May 14, 2012

Tiangong-1 solar transit


Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this image of the Solar Transit of Tiangong-1.  China's Tiangong-1 is around 50 times smaller than the ISS and the solar transit lasted under a second. So, while the resulting photo isn't as clear as one of the ISS, it certainly was no small feat. (via Spacewather)