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  1. Appreciate there are a lot of Lunar eclipse images out there. After the eclipse I wanted to put together a composite image (if that’s the term) as I have never done that before. Any way, I’ve thrown this together. Thank you for viewing
  2. We had gorgeous skies here from 3:30 am so I watched the whole thing. I took a few colour snaps with my Canon DSLR through the ED80 and here are a couple untouched. Marvellous experience. 4:42 am 5:13am
  3. From the album: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.2015

    The lunar eclipse during it's totality
  4. Totality of the Longest duration total lunar eclipse of the century. While this is just one image, given that Bangalore was completely clouded out, or rather, my location was completely clouded out, I had previously planned to put the mount and scope on tracking, so that even if there was a break in the clouds for a few seconds, I should be able to capture the moment. The shot below was taken through hazy conditions, but given that the conditions were such, I am happy with the outcome. The next eclipse is due to occur on 21st Jan 2019(?). I shall be better prepared. Scope: Orion 80ED with Orion Field Flattener Mount: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO Exposure: o.5s ISO: 6400 Camera: Canon 550D Location: Bangalore, India
  5. Hello all, I have been researching for the past two months what equipment I will need to buy to photograph the upcoming solar eclipse, I have everything under control except the goto mount. Because I am new to this, forgive me if I have made any false assumptions or have any misunderstandings. So after going back and forth with my short-term goals, long-term goals, and budget, I have decided I want an equatorial mount since I have read that alt-az mounts are not well-suited for 30~60 second exposures, due to image rotation. Although the price is a little higher, I figure it is worth it since I want to be able to use the mount for non-eclipse photography in the future, like star clusters, planets, the moon, etc. . So I have my eyes squarely set on the EXOS-2GT, for its capabilities and its price point -- I really can't go higher than this price at this time. But I have struggled to answer some basic questions about this mount that I'm hoping you all may be able to tell me: Can the mount be aligned during the day? Can I use the sun for alignment? Other clever ways to align during the day that don't involve aligning before sunrise? Is the tripod interchangeble? Is there any reason why I may not want to use a shorter tripod than the one supplied with the mount? (this is purely for travel convinience, and reuse with other equipment) Is there any other eq tracking mount within this price range that you think is better for my needs? Is there any reason you would not recommend this mount for my needs? And lastly, can it be controlled from a laptop? (this is not for the eclipse, but in general, if I can re-use the mount to do precisely panned video, or panning time lapse video, it would be a big plus) (I'm assuming this mount does not have a shutter release port, is that correct?) (on this note, I am aware of cheaper alt-az mounts that do have this capability, but as mentioned above, i would rather go with an eq) Thank you so much, and do clue me in on anything else you think I should know.
  6. Here's a sequence with both 2nd and 3rd contact Baily's beads: Total Eclipse: Second Contact through to Third Contact by James West, on Flickr
  7. The False Dawn is an American band on the way to the Cherokee Reservation to play a music gig under the total solar eclipse, but they find misadventures along the way, threatening to make them late for the big event. It's taken from the audio book: THE FALSE DAWN - THE ECLIPSY GIPSIES. Enjoy!
  8. My wife and I flew out to Sacramento from Little Rock where my son lives and drove a rental Kia up to the Willamette valley with him, and watched the gobsmacking event. It was never my plan to get stunning hi res photos of the eclipse, but to take in the whole thing, and document doing that. To this end I packed my iOptron SkyTracker Pro, matching iOptron ball head, a long-defective half of a small set of Simmons binoculars, some zip ties and the cheapest octopus type tripod imaginable all affixed to a steel T post. A light and cheap projector that let us see sunspots and the rough edges of the moon. That horrid tripod was bought at a wally world during a lunch break on the drive. My wife and I travel light and none of my real tripods would fit in the overhead. The 2024 path of totality will center my property, and I will be prepared! Our hosts had several people over for a watch party. Among them were quite a few kids. My rigged up system of projecting the image was a big hit as most everyone hated those cardboard/filter glasses. I guessed at my polar alignment using GPS and a compass and the sun tracked quite well throughout the event. The cheap thin paper I used allowed viewing from the back so several folks could look at the same time. I didn't allow kids to look from the back because of the possibility of one of them looking past the paper at the partial sun. A jet plane pulled an amazing hook turn and raced the shadow, and dozens of private planes were out watching the shadow zip along. The interstate was completely bogged down in each direction away from the path of totality, and we avoided this using back roads. A friend rode down from the Seattle area and left immediately afterwards. It took him 13 hours of stop and go to get home, which should be a 3 hour ride. Yeah, he was on a Harley. Since my son was born in the south end of this valley we knew about back roads that allowed us a worry free escape. Having seen several partial eclipses had not prepared me for the suddenness of darkness. We were supposed to have experienced 1:55 seconds of totality, but it felt like 30 seconds, or less. My son captured a great diamond ring with his DSLR. His whole family is coming to our place here in the eastern Ozark mountains of Arkansas for the 2024 eclipse. Crossing my fingers now for clear weather in early April, which can be stormy here.
  9. Hello! I traveled to the USA with my partner to witness "The Great American Eclipse", as the locals called it. We first spent a few days in New York and then went on a roadtrip down to Nashville. Two friends joined us there, and we ended up going to Gallatin, Tennessee to watch and photograph the event. We set up our gear on a Walmart parking lot hours before the eclipse to avoid any possible traffic jams. The weather was great, and we saw the eclipse from start to finish. I photographed it using a Canon EOS 60D, 300/4L and a Star Adventurer tracking mount. I controlled the camera with Eclipse Orchestrator, so I wouldn't have to spend time fiddling with the camera during totality. Here are some of the photos I took. You can find more photos at http://www.samulivuorinen.com/
  10. Greetings, all. I was fortunate enough to be able to comfortably drive to a location in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse which happens to be the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina. The wide-field images were shot using a fully-zoomed 50-300mm lens attached to a Nikon D3200; the tighter images were shot through my 127mm Mak using a Nikon D50. I had to remember to abandon all filters during totality - and, of course - to just look up! Truly, a life-changing event.
  11. Amazingly, after a foggy day in Selsey, it cleared just in time for the eclipse. Here are a couple of shots of this rather short event... Pete
  12. Hello, I am new to Registax 6. Tried stacking lunar eclipse photos (used JPG images, could not get right exposure with video). Used stock settings and reduced points to only 40. I keep getting ghost images after stacking. What can I do to eliminate this? Thank You, Michal
  13. From the album: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.2015

    Supermoon taken at approximately 1.00am prior to the start of the eclipse
  14. I took about 80 pictures of the eclipse from Colorado, which didn't see complete totality, but it was close. What a sight to see and finally be able to image. This was my first time imaging the sun. I chose an image that showcased the sunspots a bit. I used my Canon T3i on my Williams Optics GT81 and Mach1 GTO mount. This single image was taken in Raw format and processed lightly in photoshop. I was super impressed to get the shots I did with the DSLR. I used a Thousand Oaks Solar white light filter. Wasn't able to see any prominences but that's ok, ill take it for my first try. I also took all 80 of my images and made a short timelapse video. 100 ISO - 1/1250 shutter @ F5.9 Eclipse with Audio2.wmv
  15. First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR all at SGL! Wishing you all a very enjoyable, prosperous and cloud free year. What are people's thoughts on the year ahead astronomically? I must admit I'm quite excited for the months ahead. There's quite a lot going on up there :-) 3 bright(ish) comets, two of these comets will be in the same constellation in April! All three should easily reach binocular viewing brightness. Then in August there's 'The Big One' if you live in America or are planning on visiting. Even though I wont witness it, I'm still intrigued as to how this will compare to the 1999 eclipse and just what kind of media frenzie the world will get in to on this one. Any other events people are looking forward to this year?
  16. Hi All, Thought I would share my offering from the recent Lunar Eclipse. We were lucky enough to see the whole awesome event from start to finish and I have put together some of my favourite captures of the night. Lunar Eclipse 28.09.15 Lunar Eclipse Timelapse by damien weatherley, on Flickr
  17. My best from last night's eclipse, though with minimum editing yet. Some of them are pretty dark but I was trying to make them match the tones of what I was actually seeing.
  18. From the album: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.2015

    Thrilled to have my montage appear in print in Tuesday's edition of The Huddersfield Examiner :)
  19. Hello everyone, here is my first attempt at shooting the moon. Taken on 31-01-18 near Melbourne Aust using a Canon EOS1300D attached to an old Saxon 100x400 refractor. I was quite surprised to see a few stars had also been captured. The only editing done was to use a blue filter to get rid of some chromatic abberation.
  20. Here's a sequence of 10 shots showing the development of Baily's beads at second contact over a 4 second period during the 21st August Total Eclipse. Taken at the Menan Buttes, Idaho with a Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm Mk2 lens and 1.4x extender. ISO 200, f/8. Baily's Beads from start to finish by James West, on Flickr
  21. Hi, First entry to SGL here, I took this in Vancouver BC where we got 88% coverage, this is 151 exposures taken on an HEQ5 through a Nikon d5200 iso 100 @ 1/20 shutter speed with a manual f/6.3 500mm catadioptic lense and a 2x telextender once every minute. All shot raw and processed through Nikon's software where I tweaked sharpness, levels and a bit of colour than normalized with PIPP, animated as a GIF and stepped down to 500 pixels x 500 pixels the full size gif is about 250MB! I also shot about 90GB of 4K video which I haven't even considered how to process yet...
  22. While one camera was shooting the sun in white light every 5 seconds I had another camera. This one was shooting an HDR timelapse of the event and this is at solar totality for the location @ 09:35
  23. From the album: Lunar Eclipse 28.09.2015

    A montage of images taken to show the progress of the lunar eclipse. All images are unprocessed.
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