Enzo De Bernardini
Image taken:
Jan. 27, 2011
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NanoSail-D crossing waning moon vicinity. Path traveled in a second exposure. The satellite has low magnitude, and so the image was enhanced considerably. Slight cloudiness present. The published orbital elements are accurate, the conjunction took place at exactly predicted time. Used a Canon EOS 300D camera at ISO-800, and 80 mm F/5 refractor telescope. Processed with PixInsight.
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