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16 years 17 hours ago #71540 by ayiomamitis
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Yes, I agree, buts its just the way it turned out.,
I intend doing a recon. of the site on Thursday night to see what we're up against and to find the escape routes out of the city should we need them.

Hehehe, what this means is that you will be on the roof with me the following afternoon. That simple! :mrgreen:

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16 years 17 hours ago #71542 by dave_lillis
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Well guys,
I'm in the happy situation of been able to fall back on the exposure figures I used last time.
1/500th of a second at iso100 at full 3kx2k resolution (cropped)
gives me the following image using 4" F5 scope.
farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2671875657_e633a601ee_o.jpg
I found that 2 seconds was the most I could do at totality before trailing but it was seriously over exposed, this time I intend to have a motor driving the scope.
Diamond ring was 1/320th of a second, and good corona shots were 1/10th of a second.

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16 years 17 hours ago #71543 by Frank Ryan
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the HST transiting against the moon. What can you do but wait till the next such opportunity. :evil:

That would have been cool to see!

As for recon missions Dave.
A meet up with 'dfnsk' the Webmaster of the Novo eclipse messageboard
looks like a great idea.
His Local knowledge would be priceless.


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16 years 16 hours ago #71544 by ayiomamitis
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the HST transiting against the moon. What can you do but wait till the next such opportunity. :evil:

That would have been cool to see!

Yeah, I know! It was a 1.85 sec transit right across the middle of the moon. Given the distance of the HST (1450 km) and its dimensions (13x4 meters), the apparent diameter would have been 2 arc-secs or 3 pixels using my DMK with the AP160.

Anyway, just a little patience and I will nail this baby!

As for recon missions Dave.
A meet up with 'dfnsk' the Webmaster of the Novo eclipse messageboard
looks like a great idea.
His Local knowledge would be priceless.

novosibirskguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=260

This is something that occurred to me as well. I remember in one of his messages where the mentioned about driving to some spot in the countryside with friends.

Dave: your figures look good to me surrounding exposure times!

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16 years 6 hours ago #71545 by Seanie_Morris
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Anyone got the Russian rules of the road handy. :wink: :lol:


I didn't think there were any...





Best of luck! :D

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16 years 6 hours ago #71546 by Seanie_Morris
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Today's haze also killed my planned capture of the HST transiting against the moon. What can you do but wait till the next such opportunity. :evil:


Tough luck Anto. How do you find out about such times and opportunities? With only a handful of observers ever catching the ISS passing the Moon, is the HST passing it a first?

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