In the rarefied world of amateur astrophotographers, Thierry Legault is known for pictures of astonishing clarity and mystery. “We’re like people who travel the world to see animals. I travel the universe and take pictures of everything in the sky,” he says. He’s not sure, though, whether he’ll be shooting the Nov. 12 shuttle mission. “The sun is too low on the horizon,” he explains, “and the shuttle will be particularly far and small when it passes in front of it.”

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