Sunspots and… an airplane!


Giuseppe Turdo


Canon 550D attached to a Skywatcher 130/900
Exposure time 1/500 sec
ISO 100

For one who has spent several months trying to picture the ISS without success, this unexpected picture is rewarding enough! The funniest thing is that I was trying to picture some sunspots and all of a sudden, when the countdown timer had already started, the airplane appeared on the camera screen. In a fraction of a second I prayed and hoped the countdown finished and activated the shutter before the airplane went off screen. As you can see from the picture, the countdown ended just in time, at the very last mm!