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General Category => Astronomy & Space => Topic started by: Paul on September 22, 2010, 06:52:09 pm



Title: Discovery's Last Stand
Post by: Paul on September 22, 2010, 06:52:09 pm
Here she is, on the pad yesterday before they pulled the gantry around! Two views - the better angle was from 6.5 miles, the closer view was not such a good angle - c'est la vie!

(http://irishastro.org.uk/images/pe/DSC08569b.jpg)

(http://irishastro.org.uk/images/pe/DSC08592a.jpg)

Launch is Nov 1st - Discovery's last flight :(

Paul.


Title: Re: Discovery's Last Stand
Post by: JohnC on September 23, 2010, 03:01:31 pm
The water makes the difference I think,Paul. It is a better shot as you say.


Title: Re: Discovery's Last Stand
Post by: markt on September 23, 2010, 09:58:05 pm
Amazing!  8)


Title: Re: Discovery's Last Stand
Post by: martinastro on September 27, 2010, 05:57:44 pm
Excellent Paul, must be thrilling to see Discovery like that, such a special experience. The water shot is the best  :)


Title: Re: Discovery's Last Stand
Post by: DaveH64 on September 30, 2010, 03:17:24 pm
Great pics, must be fantastic sight to see in the flesh.