ralf vandebergh
Image taken:
Aug. 14, 2010
the Netherlands
After imaging the ISS during a morning-pass I turned the telescope (10inch Newtonian) directly to Jupiter and imaged the planet with exactly the same setup and imaging scale, so this is a very realistic comparison of the apparent size of both objects. Note that the large solar panels of the ISS are not visible because they were edge on positioned. When we see the panels from a favorable angle, the size-impression of the station is bigger, but as we still see the backbone of the station in the image (the large beam of struss-structure from top left to bottom right)we actually see the maximum size of the station.
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