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heng44
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posted 05-04-2013 02:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
 photo 445_S95-22129_zpsbf8ba305.jpg

An IMAX-view of the Mir space station, as seen from the cargo bay of shuttle Atlantis during the STS-74 mission in November 1995.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 05-04-2013 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice picture Ed. However, the Earth's limb gives it a slightly incongruous look as it seems to be concave rather than the more usual convex appearance we are used to seeing. [In more simple terms - the horizon seems to bend the wrong way.]

heng44
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posted 05-04-2013 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is an effect of the fisheye view.

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posted 11-23-2013 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at Mir helps you appreciate how huge the ISS really is.

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