Very cool image from the ISS
At first I thought this was from a high-altitude balloon.
73 de Mark N9XTN
- I wonder what the white spot is below the moon and above the earth.Star... Spacecraft... Balloon...???-----
Harry - KC5TRB - Tulsa
Oklahoma Research Balloons
It's within the disk, so it's not a star. Zooming in on it, it appears to be a single bright pixel spread out by the JPEG compression. My guess is that's it's a bad pixel in the camera CCD. I don't think the geometry/size is right to be a spacecraft or balloon.
The only possibility would be a chance Iridium flare, but I think that would be a one-in-a-trillion shot to have it in the frame like this.
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From: Harry M <hhm_74115@...>
Date: Friday, February 2, 2007 10:33 am
Subject: Re: [GPSL] Very cool image from the ISS
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> I wonder what the white spot is below the moon and above the earth.
> Star... Spacecraft... Balloon...???
> Harry - KC5TRB - Tulsa
> Oklahoma Research Balloons