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16 years 5 days ago #71350 by dave_lillis
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It is interesting to see what different things people go for at these eclipses.
I'd come to a different conclusion that corona and prominences are different from one eclipse to the next. I'll never forget the high power prominence views through the scope during totality, the colour and detail was incredible. !
I'd bring the 12" SCT if I could for higher resolution again !!

I'm bringing a camcorder on auto this time to try and catch the atmosphere, I'd actually much prefer to be on the roof on the hotel, the less travelling the better as far as I'm concerned.
If I wanted scenic pictures of trees and lakes, I'd go to lough Derg, much cheaper. (tounge in cheek) :wink: :lol:

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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16 years 5 days ago #71354 by johnflannery
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If I wanted scenic pictures of trees and lakes, I'd go to lough Derg


Your wish is granted :lol:

www.flickr.com/photos/92397104@N00/sets/72157600870234501/

Best of luck to everyone going to Novo and other locations in the path of totality for 2008 August 1. 8-)

John

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16 years 5 days ago #71356 by Frank Ryan
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Your wish is granted :lol:


Oh dear J.C.
More clouds.
Muahhhaaaa!

:D

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16 years 5 days ago #71357 by Frank Ryan
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I'd come to a different conclusion that corona and prominences are different from one eclipse to the next.

Agreed.
The must all be different, who thought otherwise?

I'll never forget the high power prominence views through the scope during totality, the colour and detail was incredible. !


Thats one this I'd love to see.
Oh well,
Next time hopefully I'll have the 18'' UC with me!
:wink:

I'd actually much prefer to be on the roof on the hotel, the less travelling the better as far as I'm concerned.

I can see the upside,
(no frantic Dave driving at 150KPH down a country lane
simeltanousely looking down at his Tom Tom and up at the
breaks in the clouds shouting...
''Ahhh Feck! I don't believe it! Clooouuddss!!!'')

but I'd love to get the mob mentality feeling
as it all happens. That feeling is priceless.

on the roof on the hotel,

Well, if there is a good view all around you should see the shadow
coming a bit better.

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16 years 2 days ago #71417 by Vagelis Tsamis
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Hey!
I am happy today. I did my homework on eclipse photography.
My final setup is:

Nikon D70s
Baader Astro-Solar Filter
Sigma HSM-EX 70-200 APO f/2.8 Telephoto Lens
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 2X Converter
Velbon Multifunction Pod MTP-1
Skylux Mount
Manfroto 475B Tripod

plus SLR Nikon F-601 for slides
with
Sigma 28mm f/1.8 Aspherical
Nikor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5mm

Here is a test image of the Sun in white light today:



Some photos of my equipment:
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Sparta Astronomy Association / Observations Coordinator
International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/

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16 years 2 days ago #71419 by michaeloconnell
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Looks like we'll have very similar equipment:
I'll have a Canon 400d, Canon 100-400 L IS USM lens, a Seagull right angle viewer, some Baader astrosolar film and a skylux mount on a manfrotto 190cl tripod.

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