Wednesday, May 13, 2009

atlantis launch in infared!

this might be my favorite image yet of the launch of STS-125 yesterday! it was captured by eliot j. schechter using an infared filter on a digital camera, and some fantastic framing!

this gorgeous image came to my attention from astroengine.


Max Surikov said...

Terrific use of IR. I have an IR camera for this purpose. Makes people wonder how/when/where this was composed. The lighting is awesome.

James Pickering said...

Great photo! Almost as if it launched under moonlit skies and was caught from a secluded duck blind. Well, my interpretation.

heroineworshipper said...

People capture infrared by removing the IR filter in their cameras. They do it to enhance reds in astrophotography.