Superb stuff Chris, you must be SOOO happy
I've wanted to do this too for many years. I live under an excellent
internationals flightpath and have setup countless nights when the phase is
just right over the flightpath....only to spend hours with nothing.
ps: send it to APOD or Spaceweather.com!
Wow – those are quite astonishing photos Chris – well done on the execution of your plans. All the dry runs paid off huh! These shots are really quite spectacular.
How did you manage to download the flight planning elements into the Skysensor 2000 in order to command the GoTo to centre the airplane!
Ha-ha,quite funny Dennis-re flight elements into SS2K.!
Really-lot of 'dry runs' and practice really,knowing my equipment well,and doing lots of observing of this plane's flight path and time,and understanding when the moon would be well situated for such a photo.
But the final part-pulling that trigger,knowing it was for real,got me a little nervous!Not only could I 'see' it was going 'through' the moon-but I could see the angle the plane was on was really going to make a 'classic' shot!
I went for 'the one shot option' only,I could have taken mutipal shots,but I would have lost my 'count' as to when plane was exactly in middle,I prefer a 'one shot' method.
Thank you to all the other people who have kindly left a comment.
I have here two adjustments my son has made,I will open the RAW file when I have more time,I am feeling a 'a bit over the moon' at the moment!
This looks like my kind of site and I absolutely love that photo of the Fokker crossing the Moon, Chris. I hope nobody tells you but I have used it for my Desktop. I am from Adelaide in South Australia and a dedicated Gazer. I have no particular expertise and though I have been at it for around 17 years and 4 scopes later, I consider myself a Learner BIG TIME. Background: Royal Australian Navy, Professional Long Distance Driver conducting Coach Tours of Australia and am now enjoying my retirement, Computing, Star Gazing and my huge collection of Country (Outlaw) Music. I hope you can handle an Aussie in the mix - I certainly won't cause any pain for my part, Noel.