Young Moon & Airplane
Young Moon & Airplane

I got a lot of feedback in response to the Astronomy Picture of the Day, May 13, 2005. Some guys were wondering about the perspective of the airplane and if the shot may be the result of a 'digital artwork'. The answer is: No, it IS a single shot.

Here is the explanation:

1. The APOD image is *NOT* aligned with the horizon. Click [HERE] to see the same image turned, so that the horizon is parallel to the edge of the image.

2. There are (at least) two ways to interpret the silhouette of the airplane. One way is wrong and looks like a perspective where you see the top of the aircraft. In fact, the image shows the bottom side of the aircraft! I tried to figure out both ways -> [Correct way] and [Wrong way]. Please compare.

3. I got a shot that evening with another airplane, but without vapor trails. -> [LINK] It was before the APOD was taken and I haven´t processed that one at all.

I hope this helps.

Stuttgart, May 13, 2005

Stefan Seip


© Stefan Seip ·