Czech Astronomer Snags Pic of Musk’s Tesla in Space

Take that, Flat Earthers!  A Czech astronomer has used his powerful telescope to take a picture of Elon Musk’s Tesla in Space (which, contrary to how it sounds, is NOT a musical, though now I’m thinking maybe it should be and maybe I’m JUST the guy to write this).

From the Prague Daily Monitor

Czech astronomer photographs Musk’s electric car in orbit

Prague, March 5 (CTK) – Czech astronomer Martin Masek has managed to take a picture of U.S. Elon Musk’s Tesla electric car in the orbit for which he has won the Czech Astronomy Photo of the Month award for February 2018, Czech Astronomical Society deputy head Pavel Suchan has announced.

The winning photography was dubbed “Tesla among the Stars.”

Masek’s observation has also helped spread the information on the position and speed of this distant satellite.

Tesla was brought into the orbit by the Falcon Heavy rocket that was launched from the Cape Canaveral in Florida on February 6.

Masek took the picture of it four days later with the aid of the FRAM robotic telescope, which is a part of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. The observatory is designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

At the time of photographing, Tesla could be observed in the Hydra constellation away from 1,056,400 kilometres of the Earth.

 

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