DSA1 / ESA Deep Space Tracking Station (Gallery)

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DSA1 / ESA Deep Space Tracking Station (Gallery)

[Public Domain] 6 Aug 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography, Notable
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Here is the whole gallery of “portraits” of ESA’s tracking station I had the privilege to photograph at their New Norcia facility in Western Australia. All the best photos are now on ESA’s ESATRACK FlickR page at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/esa_events/sets/72157651185624085 .. The first 7 are mine. 🙂

The clouds threatened to ruin the night stars I was hoping for, but they cleared briefly at the last minute! I did catch a good example of “cloud iridescence” with a full circular rainbow behind the dish, created by the thin, cold, high altitude clouds during the day.

Credit: D. O’Donnell/ESA – CC BY-SA 3.0

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