Total Eclipse With NASA Jet
Taken by Dustin Huntington on August 21, 2017 @ Guernsey State Park, Wy
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  Camera Used: SONY ILCE-9
Exposure Time: 1/200
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 4000
Date Taken: 2017:08:22 18:31:46
 
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Photographing totality when the jet flew through. I believe this was the NASA jet as we did not see any other planes all day. Lucky shot, but shooting with the Sony A9 at 12 fps so was able to get a few frames in the moment the jet passed. Also got it in video with another camera.
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Dustin: Cool pic! Regarding orientation, safe assumption that jet was headed in the same direction as the eclipse/shadow?
Posted by ObserverXL5 2017-08-23 10:01:18
It came in near the very end of totality and seemed to be trying to catch up - really moving fast. Initially I thought it was a NASA jet, but I have not been able to find anything indicating they were flying in Wyoming. There apparently were some people chasing the eclipse in private jets (https://www.wired.com/story/the-most-extreme-way-to-watch-the-eclipse-chase-it-in-a-jet/) so perhaps it was one of those? If anyone has any ideas, Id be very interested.
Posted by Dustinh 2017-08-23 16:05:23
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