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  1. I currently have a Canon T6 with a Opteka 500mm f8 lens ($87) that I use for lunar and solar photography. I recently purchased a full frame Canon EOS R and am thinking about getting a 800mm f11 Canon RF lens ($899). Will the quality on the new canon lens be significantly better than my Opteka lens? Is it worth the upgrade? Also, should I use my new full frame or my crop sensor (1.6 factor) to shoot? I want to get the best quality possible.
  2. 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/
  3. 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!
  4. Here's a few snaps from my solar eclipse test run on 1st March. A wonderful spring morning so I couldn't resist! Evostar Skywatcher 120mm, Baadar solar filter, Canon 1000d, ISO 100, 1/1600th Second. Colour balance in PS (Too orange IMO! oops) Bresser 70mm, 25mm SW EP, White card! :-) Times, locations, maps and more for 20th March here- http://www.solareclipse2015.org.uk
  5. From the album: Jammy Astro

    Partial solar eclipse taken with Canon 600D and 250mm lens. Images stitched in Photoshop
  6. My band, The False Dawn's tribute to the Great American Eclipse on August 21! (And don't forget your solar eclipse glasses ...) Reggie
  7. It had been a downpour most of the morning and then miraculously at the very moment right when it was at it fullest for us the sky cleared and revealed it. Stellarvue SV80ED doublet, Canon 5DMKiii and a Solar view type A filter held by hand.
  8. I processed most of my images from Madisonville, TN, where we had 2m 38s of beautiful totality under mostly clear skies. It was my first eclipse, so I did not want to be taken images, hence the Canon 550D with the Equinox 80ED on a Sky Adventurer were fully programmed. The daytime polar alignment tool and exposure calculator I had added to my iOS app before going did come through for me A couple of examples: The second is an HDR composite of 8 frames from 1/4 to 1/4000s. If you like these there's more in my blog post.
  9. Hi guys, long time no see! It probably had been months since I last came here. Today the members of my school's Science & Maths club and I went to the National Planetarium at Kuala Lumpur to see today's eclipse, where the Moon covered about 79% around my area and Kuala Lumpur itself—they're around the same latitude. The sky was amazingly clear, considering Malaysia is a tropical country. No clouds till the horizon! The eclipse started at sunrise (07:22 am) but we started watching it a few minutes after/before 8 because the Planetarium building blocking the East horizon. I think my friends and I were the first to view it there because we went somewhat further back to get more Sun. A woman saw us and shouted "Guys! Go there!" and soon after many came running to where we were! Especially the children! Back to the eclipse, to be honest I was awestruck as it was my first eclipse ever! The Sun looked like the Moon! Talk about "Crescent Suns" haha. During the maximum (79% at 08:24 am), it did felt a bit colder than usual. Besides viewing through the eclipse glasses that they gave for free, I looked through a solarscope, a telescope, and a pinhole projector. They were equally wonderful as well, but the pinhole projector produced a small image. There was another one with multiple holes as if it was written "#Eclipse". I found that to be cool. I also looked through the monoculars my father had, with the aid of my eclipse glasses of course. Boy there were lots of the press! Just before the eclipse a news reporter came and interviewed me and my friends. Of course my friends ran away, and one of them was speechless and stuttering. I was eager to talk to him, and I did just that. Hopefully I'm selected and will see myself on screen later at 08.30 pm here in the English News at TV2. I won a goodie bag in today's lucky draw, I got a DVD, which features a documentary about the history of visual astronomy. It was great. Also there was a refrigerator magnet and a small, pink, cute bottle. Sadly I had to give it to my sister when I came home. The friend who stuttered when speaking to the news reporter won a planisphere, and one of the friends who ran away when the reporter approached won the main prize—a small Newtonian! I really wanted that! We planned to have a star party someday. P.S. If I get the photos another friend and I took (it's with him btw), I'll try my best to post them here ASAP so you guys can enjoy.
  10. Hi All As most of us are probably resided in Europe at this precise moment, we may well miss the total solar eclipse that's occurring in Indonesia tonight/tomorrow. However all is not lost, there's always a Live Webcast to save the day! It starts at 11pm GMT tonight (08th March) ending at 1am on 9th Total Solar Eclipse 2016 Live Webcast .. if you are fortunate enough to be somewhere in Indonesia/The Pacific.. good luck to you all and have a great eclipse! Cheers
  11. An image created by the NASA visualisation studio of what a lunar eclipse would look like from the surface of the moon! Pretty cool right? If you want to get a better understanding of what is happening and why, you can checkout this article HERE which goes into the theory behind it all and also shows you what a solar eclipse would look like from the surface of the moon.
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