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15 years 10 months ago #66208 by dave_lillis
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Its all about practice Michael, thats how I knew what exposures to take at Turkey. Thats shows a good image scale, great for the outer corona.
I'm going to give the 6" mak a go at the moon to see what kind of image scale I get. It it works, then its going to Russia with me.

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15 years 10 months ago #66769 by dave_lillis
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I'm reconsidering what to do for the eclipse.This is a unprocessed image from Turkey,


Note that this image scale, this is with the canon and a 500mm focal length scope, its pretty good for the corona, a longer exposure would have given a nicer corona, one thing to think about this time around and its so damn obvious I don't know how I missed it last time is that it would be seriously advantages to rotate the camera in such a manner as to have the poles of the Sun pointing to the top and bottom of the frame, this way the corona doesn't get clipped by the edge of the frame.

For this eclispe, I'll once again bring the 4" refractor + canon (the intes is just too big!), I also hope to piggyback mount a camcorder and 2 more cameras with high power telephoto lenses onto the top of the scope, all going well.

I'm considering a 2x or 1.5 barlow for the scope combination as I think a higher power would be fantastic for catching those prominences and let the other 2 cameras catch the corona. One has a 200mm lens, the second one I might use a 300x lens, we'll see.

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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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15 years 10 months ago #66792 by michaeloconnell
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Guide to exposure times from Fred Espenak's website www.mreclipse.com

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15 years 10 months ago #66804 by Frank Ryan
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It seems we will be sharing the 14-hr stopover between connecting flights in Moscow upon our return.

This schedule is being shared by members of the Greek mafia and including the Godfather (Vaggelis Tsamis).


Sweet!
It'll be fun to meet up with you geeks....
Er,.. I mean GREEKS.

(phew... that could have been awkward)


:lol:

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15 years 10 months ago #66813 by Seanie_Morris
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There's an ISO25 and ISO50 setting? Didn't know that!

one thing to think about this time around and its so damn obvious I don't know how I missed it last time is that it would be seriously advantages to rotate the camera in such a manner as to have the poles of the Sun pointing to the top and bottom of the frame, this way the corona doesn't get clipped by the edge of the frame.


Dave,
they might not be 'polar', but just the luck of the draw of the Sun's corona. I think you just need to make the rotation regardless when you see it.

Seanie.

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15 years 10 months ago #66828 by Vagelis Tsamis
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It'll be fun to meet up with you geeks....
Er,.. I mean GREEKS.
:lol:


Yo, Frank, I guess we geeks will be soooooo haaaaappy after the eclipse, that we wouldn't really mind meeting you. he he he. 8-)
But seriously, some of you we will have come to Greece in July, so it will be sort of reunion in Novosibirsk, or Moscow.
btw, are YOU coming to Greece?

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