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Stunning image of the International Station taken from Earth shows two astronauts 'walking in space'!

Stunning image of the International Station taken from Earth shows two astronauts ‘walking in space’!

When it comes to glamorous images of space, we are more accustomed to those taken by astronauts or famous probes or telescopes such as Hubble.

But the wonderful new image, taken by a photographer on Earth, has captured astronauts performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS).

The image, taken by award-winning German photographer Sebastian Voltmer, is believed to be the first image from Earth of two astronauts on the International Space Station walking in space.

American astronauts Raja Chari and German Matthias Maurer were spotted as they walked in space for six hours to install a camera and perform maintenance and upgrades. What made it even more convenient was that it was taken from Maurer’s hometown of Sankt Wendel in Germany. Voltmer, whose astronomical image has been shown in galleries at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, and the Carl Zeiss Planetarium in Stuttgart, described the image as “once in a lifetime”.

He posted the photo on Twitter last month, writing: “Yesterday I watched a spacewalk shortly after sunset. Here comes the first photo. #ESA #astronaut Matthias Maurer was “climbing” at this moment. The structure is in the shape of a rod (Canadarm2) It’s the robot arm. Greetings from Mathias Maurer’s hometown – it was very exciting. #iss”.

When he took the photo, Voltmer said, he quickly showed German media how Maurer had spotted it, and it went viral.
This image of the passage of the International Space Station was taken on March 23, 2022, under good viewing conditions through the C11 EdgeHD telescope.

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This may be the first Earth image showing two astronauts on the International Space Station at the same time.

Although Voltmer’s photo is believed to be the first Earth-based photograph of two astronauts on the International Space Station walking in space, in 2011, photographer Ralph Vandeburgh also took pictures of US astronaut Steve Bowen while he was walking in space.

At first, Voltmer discovered Maurer only in his picture, but after he took a little longer to analyze it, with the help of another well-known photographer, Philip Smith, he saw Chari as well.

Voltmer used a Celestron 11-inch EdgeHD telescope on a GM2000 HPS mount, and an ASI290 planetary camera to get the shot.

More photos of him can be seen on his Instagram account.