xiaojin zhu
Image taken:
Aug. 25, 2008
Location:
Madison, WI, USA
Details:
First Shenzhou7 rocket body appeared at around 8:10pm local time (Madison). It was visibly tumbling with a period of perhaps half a minute. I observed two periods where it went from mag 0 flare to invisible (> mag 4), and photographed one of the flares (the first photo). About six minutes later the actual Shenzhou7 spaceship appeared. It had a constant brightness of about mag 3 (the second photo) before disappearing overhead. Canon 300D, 6s exposure, ISO 1600.
 
©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.