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STARDUST From Loomberah, Australia

Photo of the Stardust spacecraft taken by Gordon Garradd

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Stardust spacecraft during Earth Gravity Assist flyby, 20 second CCD image on 2001 Jan 15th at 10:04UT at a range of 31,720 km. Images taken by Gordon Garradd with a home made 45cm f/5.4 Newtonian (and AP-CCD from the Planetary Society Gene Shoemaker NEO observing grant) from Loomberah NSW Australia.

Copyright Gordon Garradd

STARDUST From Camarillo Observatory, California

Photo of the Stardust spacecraft taken by John Rogers

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Dodging clouds, John E. Rogers was able to get a sequence of images as the spacecraft approached from a distance of 214,000 kilometers (132,000 miles) to 107,000 kilometers (66,000 miles). The last image was taken approximately 4 hours prior to closest approach. The sequence was obtained from Camarillo Observatory in California, using the Helin 0.3m Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. Each image was 60 seconds in length. The indicated times are for the mid-point of exposure on 2001 January 15.

STARDUST From Monterrey Observatory, Mexico

Photo of the Stardust spacecraft taken by Pedro Valdes Sada

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Image taken at the Universidad de Monterrey Observatory (MPC 720) in Mexico with a 7" telescope and CCD on January 15, 2001 at 4:02 UTC. 60 second exposure.

Contact: Pedro Valdes Sada

STARDUST From Hungary

Photo of the Stardust spacecraft taken by Kereszty Zsolt

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Image taken on January 14, 2001 at 21:00 UTC with a 10" LX-200 and MX5-16 CCD from Miskolc, Hungary.

Copyright Kereszty Zsolt

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