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Jet transiting the Sun today (11-28-2020)

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#1 Greg M

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 04:42 PM

I wasn't planning on sharing anything but then this happened.

https://youtu.be/Src6v4nxv5s


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 04:46 PM

So cool!


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 04:50 PM

Great capture and presentation.
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Posted 28 November 2020 - 05:45 PM

I think this happens more than we realize, I was observing awhile back and had a jet go through the disk and then a couple minutes later a round object went through, weather balloon , satellite not sure . Always gets your attention 


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:13 PM

Neat!  I've seen this happen while observing the Sun with my 3" Ad Astra Mak many years ago.  The airliner was at a higher altitude and appeared much smaller.  Great that you caught it and shared it.

 

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:19 PM

Whoa! i was expecting a much smaller plane image (much higher up) that almost blotted out the sun.


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:27 PM

Yeah.  He was close.  I saw one during the Venus transit and it was much smaller.  I was at a park with about 100 other scopes and multiple hundreds of people.  100 people in the field called "Wow!" at the same time.


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 06:31 PM

Wonderful, and extremely close! About 2 miles away. Did it just happen... or did you position yourself to a flight path?

 

The sun and moon are actually superb backdrops for transient events that we would rarely witness, otherwise. I fondly recall watching flocks of birds migrating south  ~across~ the rising full moon, and no doubt navigating by its beacon "off the left wingtip and we're golden!"

 

Here's a plane pic from years ago when the sun was active... flying "into" the sun. The pilot most assuredly was wearing his darkest G-31 Ray-Bans.    Tom

 

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:47 PM

Wonderful, and extremely close! About 2 miles away. Did it just happen... or did you position yourself to a flight path?

 

I live practically under the downwind leg for McCarran airport, Las Vegas, so I see these quick glimpses of shadows all the time when I'm outside. Only once caught just a wingtip when imaging. This is my first successful capture and it was purely by luck. I was sitting in my office and remoted into the scope outside. I was capturing a 1000 frame SER sequence and this happened at frame 940-960 so I almost missed it this time too!



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 08:35 PM

I live practically under the downwind leg for McCarran airport, Las Vegas, so I see these quick glimpses of shadows all the time when I'm outside. Only once caught just a wingtip when imaging. This is my first successful capture and it was purely by luck. I was sitting in my office and remoted into the scope outside. I was capturing a 1000 frame SER sequence and this happened at frame 940-960 so I almost missed it this time too!

Spent a few years flying in and out of McCarran from Albuquerque.  Had an apartment in N. Las Vegas so I could commute to Area 16 at NTS.  Never flew Janet, Lol.

 

I seem to get more Avian characters, Chickadees to Ospreys,  through my solar scope, don't think I have had a Jet yet.   

 

Greg M That is a very nice catch and a good looking shot with that ED127.  What focal length were you shooting with that ASI1600MM?  What do you think of it for your Lunt 80? Are you using a Barlow to get Critical Sampling for those 3.8um pixels?  

 

I just picked up a PGR Grasshopper 3 GS3-U3-123S6M-C with 3.45um pixels, 12.3mp@30fps.  It is fun but pretty sure I will be ordering a ASI1600 this week.

 

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 12:46 AM

Spent a few years flying in and out of McCarran from Albuquerque.  Had an apartment in N. Las Vegas so I could commute to Area 16 at NTS.  Never flew Janet, Lol.

 

I seem to get more Avian characters, Chickadees to Ospreys,  through my solar scope, don't think I have had a Jet yet.   

 

Greg M That is a very nice catch and a good looking shot with that ED127.  What focal length were you shooting with that ASI1600MM?  What do you think of it for your Lunt 80? Are you using a Barlow to get Critical Sampling for those 3.8um pixels?  

 

I just picked up a PGR Grasshopper 3 GS3-U3-123S6M-C with 3.45um pixels, 12.3mp@30fps.  It is fun but pretty sure I will be ordering a ASI1600 this week.

 

Chuck

Chuck,

I had the reducer and filter wheel on the scope (This was shot with Luminance in place.) because I didn't want to remove a bunch of gear as I am mainly imaging narrowband at night from my backyard. That makes the focal length around 670mm. ROI captured was 2000x2000 so I was able to grab around 23fps.

I love my Lunt 80mm but again, too lazy to switch gear out on the mount. I don't use a barlow with the Lunt but I'm not much for pixel-peeping. It seems ok to me but again, I'm not after the next APOD or anything. I just enjoy imaging for my Instagram account so pixel level quality is not needed for that.


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 08:02 PM

Well GregM that's the best one I've seen so far. Well done.


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:44 PM

Well GregM that's the best one I've seen so far. Well done.

Thank you very much.




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