Stunning: Plane Crossing Middle of Moon (2 pics)

Posted in Pictures       1 Oct 2010       12608       15

These photos come from our visitor Maxwell Giacommo.

To explain you more about them, here’s what he wrote:

"Today, I achieved something I have wanted to do for a considerable length of time. A plane crossing the moon."

 

"Everyday this Qantas Dash 8 Q 400 flys over our country property, always at 5.30 pm, without fail-I have watched it fly 'through' the moon a few times. Today, the moon was at the 'right' phase-approx in line with the planes flight path. So I set up gear (I have done this drill quite a few times!) I saw the plane along way of and thought 'no-its not going to hit', I stayed beside scope just in case, then as it got closer, I could see "it was going to line up!" My palm started to sweet-'buck fever', I only want to pull the trigger when I knew the plane was in the centre of the moon.-I got my wish! Technical details-Vixen 103 ED refractor on Vixen GP mount, guiding by Vixen SS2K,camera 450D at 250 sec 200 iso, And a nerve of steel! I have also enclosed photos of set up at time of event. I have a RAW file, and will tweek when I have time, my son helped me get this photo-he has already done a 'auto contrast', and we will upload when we have a improved version."

Thanks a lot Maxwell for sending us this news and your fantastic shot.

To see bette what’s on the picture, click to enlarge it.



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Morpheus 9 year s ago
Awesome!
       
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jane 9 year s ago
cute
       
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sharo 9 year s ago
awesomeeee...w8ing 4 the plane pic ^^
       
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bull 9 year s ago
wow, the invisible plane :D
       
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Gin 9 year s ago
lol its in the lens
       
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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
Perfect!!
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Shopper 9 year s ago
Amazing shot. I want to believe its real but it could so easily be shopped.
       
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Analphilosopher 9 year s ago
one heck of a lens
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
Good shot.
       
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WTU 9 year s ago
404 Not Found!!!!!
       
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un visiteur 9 year s ago
chance
       
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Kakerbasha 9 year s ago
404 Not Found!!!!!
       
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O()O 9 year s ago
The photo of plane crossing the moon;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1317072/Christopher-Tomas-capt
ures-moment-passenger-plane-flies-Moon.html

Correct name of photographer in this news article = "Christopher Tomas" from Queensland, Australia.
       
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2Cool4Ice 9 year s ago
so much work for that image..
       
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Chris Thomas 9 year s ago
my name is Chris Thomas,I took these images,I have the RAW file,I have submitted this image on various astronomical web sites around the world-its a shame some people like to think they took it
       
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