ISS And Tiangong-2
Taken by Mariano Ribas on January 14, 2017 @ Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Exposure Time: 1/1250
Aperture: f/inf
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2017:01:16 02:30:29
 
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Last Saturdays night something very special ocurred in Buenos Aires sky: in just a few minutes (between 8:46 and 8:54 pm local time), the International Space Station (first) and chinese space station Tiangong-2 (second) crossed the sky at very high altitude (more than 60° over the local horizon). As always, the enormous ISS was a very brillant object (magnitude -3). Little Tiangong 2 was no so bright (magnitude 1), but anyway it was a very easy naked eye object.

Besides to see them, I took some images of both space stations with my biggest telescope (Meade LX 90 12), moving it manually, and shooting my camera at the same time I followed the ships in the sky with the finderscope.
I show you the best photo of each one, side by side. Im very happy with this images: it shows two spaceships that were some 400 kilometers over my city! And one of them, Tiangong-2, its only 10 meters long (the size of a bus), and if you look carefully, you could see (I think) the 2 solar panels of that chinese station.
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How very exciting for you, and congratulations on capturing excellent images of both space stations :-)
Posted by noeleen22 2017-01-16 17:57:41
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