OSIRIS-REx Image Taken by Jost Jahn

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft (indicated by the green circle) was photographed on Sept. 16, 2017 (at 1:09 UTC) from a location near Marseilles, France by amateur astronomer Jost Jahn using the ROTAT telescope at the Stiftung Interaktive Astronomie und Astrophysik. This cropped, magnified version of the image, which has a total exposure time of two hours and five minutes, shows the spacecraft at 21st magnitude. This is the first Spot the Spacecraft campaign image taken by an individual observer.

Date Taken: Sept. 16, 2017

Credit: Jost Jahn


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