Sunspot and Contrail

August 27, 2007


Provided and copyright by: P-M Hedén
Summary authors & editors: P-M Hedén

The photo above seemingly showing a jet ripping across the face of the Sun was snapped from Vallentuna, Sweden, on April 26, 2007. I was enjoying the new sunspot (#953, at upper left) when I observed a commercial jet moving in the direction of the Sun. So I put my camera on the telescope and took several shots, including this one. Note also the solar prominence at bottom.

Photo details: Orion 80ED telescope, at1500 mm, Canon Digital Rebel XT and Solarmax 60 filter.

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