: STS-133 astronaut ground-based observation; Update 1: frame processing into final result

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Tue Mar 22 2011 - 21:38:54 UTC

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    Subject: STS-133 astronaut ground-based observation; Update 1: frame processing into final result
    
    
    Update 1:  frame processing into final result
    
    Hi all,
    
    The image on the left side shows a part of the ISS with docked Space Shuttle Discovery in approach at a distance of still over 400 km.  On the Port side we see a bright illuminated Payload Bay Door from Discovery and the Shuttle Robotic Arm Canadarm-1 (SRMS). At this point, Canadarm-2 (SSRMS), is weakly illuminated visible on the other side near the Columbus Module. (the module itself is mainly in shade). At the end of the Arm, STS-133 astronaut Steve Bowen is performing a spacewalk and just pops into view here as a small spot. As the distance reduces, about 20 seconds later, the small spot of the astronaut has grown and looks better resolved. The apparant size of the spacewalker seems comparable with the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC) mounted on the truss. On the image we can also see the newly, during the mission installed ELC-4 on the Starboard 3 truss. Also the two armed Robot Dextre (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), and the second Automated Transfer Vehicl!
     e (ATV) can be seen on the image.
    
    For the full analysis see; http://www.startje.be//vieuw.php?qid=375025
    
    Best regards,
    Ralf Vandebergh
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