published: 2019-01-08 09:43:55
Digi-scoping with Meade Infinity 90 and Samsung Galaxy S9 using a Gosky mount on a 26mm eye piece.
1. Swami’s 12.9 miles
2. Moonlight Beach 13.9 miles
3. Beacons 15.1 miles
4. Carlsbad 21.3 miles
Viewing from 25′ elevation at the Childrens’ Pool in La Jolla, about 45 minutes before sunset. Very little mirage. Unexpectedly clear, at least up to 20 miles. Hazier in the distance toward Santiago Peak in the Santa Anas.
There’s really no point to this video. I was just playing with the equipment and was lucky enough to capture an evening view up the coast with uncharacteristically minimum of inferior mirage.
3 of the 4 spots listed above are targets for a beach-to-beach signal mirror “experiment” I want to perform, in an attempt to duplicate what was done a few months ago by the Flat Research Earth Explorers group over Monterey Bay. I’ve gone through one round so far and was not able to duplicate their results. But I was dealing with pretty strong mirage. This evening when this footage was taken would’ve been perfect. But even without the mirror, I’m still not seeing evidence of any beach sightings at any of these distances.
Watch the original San Diego Video here