Second light - Now this was cool!
Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:37 PM
This evening I got the scope out set up for full moon rise. Out to the west the sun had set about 20 minutes prior. I see what looks to be a funny flying comet or something so I spin the scope around and take a look.
It was contrails from jets! And I could even see the burning of the engines and in some cases (depending on the angle of the plane) I could make out wings and nose.
The boys and I had a blast as we were able to pick out about 5 different jets. It was worth the effort.
BTW- we watched the moon rise for about 10 minutes before it went behind clouds. Hope to see some more later this evening.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:34 PM
...Hope to see some more later this evening.
Steve, hope you and your young enthusiasts see a great deal more. Cool report.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:41 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:18 AM
I have a correct-image diagonal on the way.... then the real fun will begin!
Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:32 PM
And I could even see the burning of the engines ...
I sure hope they were military jets using their afterburners and not commercial passenger jets!!
Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:16 PM