Island Express | John O’Neal

John O'Neal
Location of photo
Catawba Island, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
8/28/2007 @ 05:21:52 EST
Unmodified Canon 30D @ prime focus Meade 80mm f/5.0 mounted on a Celestron CG5-GT. Exposure 1/1000 second at ISO 100.
Three members of our local astronomy club and I travelled to Catawba Island State Park in Northern Ohio for the eclipse. At 5:21am I noticed a jet flying by and realized that it's trajectory would bring it across the face of the eclipsed moon. I quickly increased my shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second to freeze the jet in the frame. It worked!