Contains: Sun

Anyone an idea what passes in front of the solar disk?

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6

Imaging camera: Canon EOS 50D

Mount: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Filter: Baader Planetarium AstroSolar

Resolution: 944x632

Date: July 7, 2014

Time: 10:23

FPS: 20.00000

Focal length: 300

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 8

Locations: Thuis, Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium


I was running through my captures i just took of the solar disk. Some object passes briefly over the Sun. If I have to choose between a bird, an airplane, anything atmosperic or a sattelite, I would tend to choose for the latter. Calsky however shows no possible matches when running through its database. Could it be some piece of space debris? This would explain the fast axial rotation of the object. I would welcome any thoughts or comments on this. Thanks!



Koen Dierckens


Anyone an idea what passes in front of the solar disk?, 


        Koen Dierckens