Amazing amateur astronomy picture

I saw this fantastic photo by Thierry Legault at spaceweather.com today. It was taken just a day ago (Sept. 17) and shows the space shuttle Atlantis just after undocking from the International Space Station, silhouetted against the disk of the sun.

Download the high-resolution version (1.0 MB JPEG file and worth it).

I’ve been in awe of Thierry Legault’s photos since I saw this one on the Astronomy Picture of the Day site five years ago. Cool stuff!

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