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Mudman
17th Sep 2016, 21:59
Captured three airliners transiting the harvest Moon last night over Nova Scotia:

UAL27 Boeing 757-224 N12125 at 35,000 473kts

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AAL722 Airbus A330-243 N286AY at 39,000 491kts

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/q2cwZXB1X-5O75hqwnVi6hpxOMtAoTH4o_KVLl4NlTZ_GlA8JPu9qiE-vBrKru_PQ2zflfB7h4QQYLQbJpISGzw54_aBdygCiStg2K4BN96R_vLmZO0g rAaB-Y18LHKnTIafLqfSNGAuu4iu6jvJAi6-O8uw111Hcp0wnhzVmvNsQhDbejTGvDNWrd3D5JKZ2PkI6Ssj-maGNJxdAmxNDRgSC62rdng2bvqvXhb4EfkNhklKsC-TwkWJH_c76fHZSpmXz79GqB6C9vfmeL8QO6sET4r38t1mf0MG0Y_KWv_0uSw Jg4Bx34ZuSfuz_26Oc1l4aWpYaY1EZIvarbncB561Qza-7EeF8GpU9wwEnl7VT6pVr8RJbGSTUUInA_ipLB-WJjihhvFZiVisNeZVqnld8g7Q-XIM3btd9KgcfNtcFoys2mMV5s7GS70XE9AEpYj1-omdogGrgL6wMe7P8T7QSrpoW3qqnHuEyogZablc_xky_9F23WYCXSaluEXzm uKppl2q4qRut8o0HxiLD5loOhQnuFzkYdHa2k0fNRIeHOUpZBO2BNMBeIYcd gp7CpBq_ow_dc-mZO1e9060buaePqWinhxPC9p0FlwFwe7UeeElhg=w1164-h793-no


UAL100 Boeing 575-224 N17126 at 33,000 475kts

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NutLoose
17th Sep 2016, 23:53
Excellent........

mickjoebill
18th Sep 2016, 03:31
Black contrails!


Mickjoebill

wiggy
18th Sep 2016, 07:24
Mudman

Nicely done, what kit were you using?

Here's your next task.....http://www.space.com/29889-space-station-crosses-moon-photo.html

(Apparently there's an app. available to help out with the timings......good luck.....)


Mjb

"Black contrails" ...Forgive me if missing something there - a smiley?.. If it's a query about the images "black" contrails are what you'd expect given the lighting and it's certainly what you see when you observe a contrail crossing the Moon with Mark one eyeball ....

At least we now know laying these chemtrails down isn't just a day job..and for the avoidance of any doubt. :E

SpringHeeledJack
18th Sep 2016, 12:26
Great timing (and focusing!) by the OP, bravo!

As an aside, due to the very sharp images, I've often wondered why certain areas of the lunar surface are more luminous/light coloured ? The one that I see whilst making photos with my tiddler camera is shown quite well in the third photo, directly above the wingtip of the aircraft and, now that I look, above the fuselage in the first photograph.

wiggy
18th Sep 2016, 12:55
From your description I think you are refering to the impact crater Aristarchus (though TBH Copernicus, which is nearer the centre of the disk to the right of Aristarchus, often stands out better to the naked eye)..must go out and have another look tonight, weather permitting):

Basic features labelled on second picture here:

http://cseligman.com/text/moons/moonmap.htm

Specifics on Aristarchus here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristarchus_(crater)


As for why some areas are dark and some light - how long have you got?

The large light areas are the older highland areas of the moon, the large dark areas (the Mare, or Seas) are though to be the result of impacts by asteroids and/or volcanic processes that happened after the highlands had formed, during what is known as the "Heavy Bombardment" period. They appear relatively dark vs, the highlands because of the high iron content the basalt from which the Mare are formed.

The even newer smaller impact craters such as Aristarchus may be lighter coloured because the impact of the meteor dug down through the basalt and threw highland material back onto the top of the basalt, or the meteor itself was made of a lighter material which has been dispersed over the surrounding darker Mare basalt..

Edit to add: NASA Video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKmSQqp8wY

Mudman
18th Sep 2016, 13:44
Mudman

Nicely done, what kit were you using?

Here's your next task.....Space Station Crosses Moon's Face in Stunning New Photo (http://www.space.com/29889-space-station-crosses-moon-photo.html)



Thanks.

Kit is:
Canon 70D with a T-Adaptor connected to a Meade "Starnavigator" (https://www.amazon.ca/Meade-20099-StarNavigator-102-Millimeter-Refractor/dp/B0043KTEEG) telescope.

Shot at iso 640 at 1/1250sec

RE: ISS I have seen many great photos of the ISS transiting the Moon (http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=129414&PHPSESSID=8g9m91vmindh58b9g7b9mlkec7&utm_content=buffere53ee&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer) and Sun like this one.

It will be a challenge for sure, the hardest part is the bloody weather. A clear sky here when something interesting is happening the sky is a rare thing.

Cheers!
M.

SpringHeeledJack
18th Sep 2016, 17:44
The even newer smaller impact craters such as Aristarchus may be lighter coloured because the impact of the meteor dug down through the basalt and threw highland material back onto the top of the basalt, or the meteor itself was made of a lighter material which has been dispersed over the surrounding darker Mare basalt..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristarchus_(crater)#/media/File:Aristarchus_and_Herodotus_craters_Apollo_15.jpg

It's Moonbase Alpha! Thanks for the links and explanations

G-CPTN
18th Sep 2016, 18:03
There are linear marks that radiate from a presumed crater (towards the bottom of the image).

Are these trails from the impact?

er340790
18th Sep 2016, 21:01
So THAT'S where all the 757s went!!!!! :}:}:}

Sue VÍtements
18th Sep 2016, 21:09
I've often wondered why certain areas of the lunar surface are more luminous/light coloured ? The one that I see whilst making photos with my tiddler camera is shown quite well in the third photo, directly above the wingtip of the aircraft and, now that I look, above the fuselage in the first photograph.Don't listen to wiggy and his government inspired lies. The light spots are obviously the cities!

G-CPTN
18th Sep 2016, 21:50
Do the schedules list the Moon as a destination?

MarcK
18th Sep 2016, 23:10
I'm still waiting for my moon flight (http://backstoryradio.org/2013/08/19/pan-am-and-the-waiting-list-for-the-moon/).

wiggy
18th Sep 2016, 23:16
There are linear marks that radiate from a presumed crater (towards the bottom of the image).

Are these trails from the impact?

Well if you believe Sue V they are the motorway system that connects the major cities..:8 ;)

OTOH I think you're referring to the crater Tycho, and yes you are right. Tycho is one of the newest large impact craters and the rays you describe are where debris thrown out by the impact overlies the older terrain underneath (FWIW Tycho was a possible target for one of the later, never flown Apollo missions...it certainly would have been a challenging target for all sorts of reasons..).


(Edit to add: link to what wiki has to say on Tycho here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_(crater)

Doug E Style
18th Sep 2016, 23:32
Great pictures but I think you have the captions of the last two photos the wrong way round. The third shot is definitely the A330.

Mudman
19th Sep 2016, 00:19
Great pictures but I think you have the captions of the last two photos the wrong way round. The third shot is definitely the A330.

Thanks Doug, you are correct I mixed up the flight numbers in the captions. Thanks for catching that.
Cheers!