Plane Transiting Sun H-alpha

Blogged by Xiao Sun on August 24, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Sun, Transit.

Having attempted for several times, Spanish amateur astronomer Javier Carrillo eventually captured the view of an aircraft flying across the frame of a solar H-alpha image.

Javier also put this video on Youtube so that we can see the clip easily in the browser:

Here is what he wrote in the mail:

My name is Javier Carrillo, and I'm a user of The Imaging Source cameras from Torrejon de Ardoz (Madrid), Spain. After some attempts, I have reached the goal of capture a plane crossing the Sun, with the help of a DMK 41AU02.AS. At last I have done!!

Telescope Orion eon 72mm and solar filter LS50F with the camera at primary focus, an IR cut filter.

Many Thanks Javier!