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heng44
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posted 07-13-2013 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

NASA photographer Sandra Joseph aims her remote camera tracker on Atlantis as it lifts off from KSC's Launch Pad 39A at the beginning of the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135, on July 8, 2011.

Max Q
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posted 07-13-2013 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a friend whom I have lost contact with who did this in the 50's at Woomera. She was not that old at the time in her teens she tells story's of herself and the rest of the "wunderkinder" as what they called so im lead to believe, in what was an amazing part of her life.

Philip
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posted 07-13-2013 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any details on the telescope? Looks like a SCT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.

garymilgrom
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posted 07-13-2013 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet its hard following the bright target against that bright cloud cover at such high magnification.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 07-13-2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be great having that job, especially during the 1960's.

dabolton
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posted 07-16-2013 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would be a sweaty sweltering job in central Florida though.

Cozmosis22
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posted 07-24-2013 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
I bet it's hard following the bright target against that bright cloud cover at such high magnification.
With that setup she is likely tracking the launch with some high-powered binocs not looking through the extreme telescopic lens off to the side. That trailer appears to be some 3 to 4 miles from the pad, probably a bit north of the VAB?

Philip
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posted 07-25-2013 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem if they're using a filter.

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