A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2014 Jul 6, 22:31 -0700
Beautiful, Greg! And excellent results! When I first saw the subject line of your message, I guessed that your post would be about tonight's geometry. During the fireworks on the island tonight, I kept looking at the Moon hanging almost perfectly balanced between Mars and Saturn thinking, 'I should shoot this.' But I can see how the Moon would have been impressive last night in California when it was in that narrow hole between Mars and Spica. Here on the east coast, Mars was lined up with the terminator on the Moon around 10pm, and it was too low in the sky before it split that gap between Mars and Spica. Earlier in the day, a group of us did shoot some standard Sun-Moon lunars (photo attached --not lunars at that point).
"I hope to duplicate this type of lunar capture aboard a commercial flight if the opportunity presents itself. "
I can't imagine any way for that to work since you would be shooting through a window that is emphatically not optically flat. Unless, that is, you intend to "blow the hatch" before shooting your lunars! :)