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While this scenario isn't exactly what you're asking for, I still think it's worth it to post it as an answer. The photograph below is of STS-74 when it was docked with Mir. Instead of a photographer going out of their own way and entering another spacecraft to take a photograph, astronauts went out of their way into another spacecraft, so another astronaut ...


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This was so trivial to answer that I considered downvoting it for lack of research, but I'm interested in answering ISS questions right now, and I normally upvote questions that I answer. Searching on images.nasa.gov for "soyuz window" returns many hits, here is one. View of antenna and solar arrays (with an Earth limb in the background) taken ...


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Partial answer covering two of the three questions in the post. "did anybody on the ISS see and/or photograph this partial eclipse?" Solar Eclipse Viewing: The crew removed scratch panes from Cupola windows #4 and #6 and cleaned the window #3 scratch pane. The crew then took both HD video and still images of the moon’s umbra on Earth from the ...


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As close as is practical The aperture of a lens makes an angle (the angular aperture) with the pupil of your eye. The closer the lens is to your eye, the bigger the angle becomes: When you look through a lens, you see an image behind the lens. However, you won't see any portion of the image that is outside the material of the lens. So you only see the ...


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For the ISS, the relevant bit of kit would be the Trace Contaminant Control System, which is part of the Air Revitalisation System. A Trace Contaminant Control System ensures that over 200 various trace chemical contaminants generated from material off-gassing and crew metabolic functions remain within allowable limits. A mass spectrometer measures the ...


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It's certainly possible to build a telescope (binocs are just pairs of 'scopes properly boresighted) with a distant pupil plane, or to build a focussing system with a digital display, as answers and comments already noted. The drawback of the digital display system is loss of stereoscopic vision, which doesn't matter if you're looking at stars but would ...


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