Time lapse sequences of SOFIA flight #298, May 18, 2016.
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. The light pollution from the ground is passing by. The moon was almost in its full phase. Nevertheless, the sky appears dark and a bright milky way can be seen. Planets Mars and Saturn shine brightly in the constellation of Scorpius (upper right).

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