Re: Links to Sun crossing sat images/movies?

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Thu Apr 14 2011 - 12:21:21 UTC

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    Hi Thomas, I normally don’t do this, but in 2003 during the Mercury transit, 
    I had the rare event to capture 2 satellites transitting at the same time the sun. 
    This is no dust or other artifact, also no sunspots. I have a video of it.but have 
    to go back into the archive and upload it. I will let you know when the video is available.
    
    Here is an image showing Mercury and the 2 satellites:
    http://freeimagehosting.nl/pics/a50c760172334378794fc8261c0bacf3.jpg 
    
    Very obvious was the distortion of the small sat images in front of the 
    sun caused by the bad seeing in the daily sun-heat,during the transit. 
    In some parts of the traject, sometimes one of the 2 satellites even 
    blew up until almost invisibility! 
    
    Best regards,
    
    Ralf Vandebergh 
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