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Pete Presland

Not the ISS, but the CSS ;-)

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Been waiting a little while for the chance of seeing/imaging the Chinese Tiangong 2 space station. Currently it has a crew of 2.

It was barely visible to the naked eye, especially with the moon close by.

I noticed it was going to pass just below Mars, so I thought ideal opportunity. A quick 10 sec exposure out of the bedroom window. Nowhere near as eye catching as the ISS, but I thought it was worth capturing .

2016.11.07 Taingong 2.png

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I had never heard of this but I guess it will make the ISS look like a can of beans in a few years...

Alan

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Wow. I never heard of Tiangong 2. I wonder what other spacestations are orbiting up there???

Great shot!

 

Reggie

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Just the two I believe, the crew have only been up there a few weeks. It's more a laboratory, than space station.

I read that they are going to add to it and there are plans for a much larger space station by 2025.

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That's neat. I'll have to add this to my list of things to follow. BTW, Pete, what does your avatar represent?

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11 hours ago, orion25 said:

That's neat. I'll have to add this to my list of things to follow. BTW, Pete, what does your avatar represent?

It is the "bunnygod" logo used by my favourite band echo and the bunnymen.

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2 hours ago, bunnygod1 said:

It is the "bunnygod" logo used by my favourite band echo and the bunnymen.

Oh, I remember them. That's a cool logo. I can see the bunny head now, lol.

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