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sofia lightning

Lightning seen from the Stratosphere
on board of SOFIA

Date:18.05.2016 Time:6:58 UT
Exposure:1/30s, real time 25fps Field:39o x 23o
Camera:Sony alpha 7sII Optics:50mm f/1.2
Place:Texas, US Observer:Till Credner

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Flying on board of the Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) was a great opportunity for imaging the night sky from 40000 feet height. The Boeing 747 carries a 17 ton telescope in the back. But also a normal camera peeking through a planes window might give some interesting images.