Aircraft Covers Sun 

Photograph By:

© H J P Arnold 

Date Taken:


Equipment Used:

Not specified 


One of the drawbacks of operating an observatory on the flightpath to Gatwick! This image resulted from chance. The Nikon D1 was being operated by remote control from the computer keyboard and I had no idea there was an aircraft anywhere near let alone against the disc of the Sun. Having seen the image downloaded, my only regret was that I hadn't fired the shutter perhaps 0.5 second earlier, when the whole of the aircraft might have been imaged.