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Partial Solar Eclipse - Fri August 1st

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2008, 08:55:55 pm »

Stevie, you got some superb shots there - the last one is the sharpest - keeping a 600mm lens with x2 crop factor in focus is hard work so well done there. John - great shot through the little Mak! Thanks John and Martin for the collaboration in getting my image up though I posted the SW link myself - I can't put any photos anywhere useful from work and it's getting worse as the censors close in Angry

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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2008, 08:59:09 pm »

Thanks Paul, I forgot my tripod so all images were handheld but I had a good day watching it..  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2008, 09:29:28 pm »

Well done everyone - especially Paul whose image appeared on BBC Newsline!
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2008, 09:57:59 pm »

Steven, those are very impressive images...and handheld!! - fantastic.

Congrats Paul on your SW and BBC appearance. No problem sorting out the image on the forum. John got the image, sent it to me, and I got it on. Lovely image to.

John, your image is a beauty to.

Here's a few of mine. Not great I know. I put a holder covered in baader solar filter over my camera's 300mm lens. I had serious problems getting focused due to intense sunlight. First image is a crop and the rest are at prime focus. Took loads of images and video (sorting it out now). It was the perfect eclipse. I was very pleased with the show. I did alot of visual observing using the ETX. Seen the bite easily with the naked eye because the clouds acted as perfect drfiting filters.






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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2008, 10:04:42 pm »

Thanks Martin!!!  your shots are great, very atmospheric!!! look forward to reading your report on your web site. Well done....
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2008, 10:22:50 pm »

Here's a youtube video I made of today's partial solar eclipse. Used a 300mm lens with solar filter. Speed is increased by a factor of 2. Note the impressive turbulent motion of the clouds, especially so after 2 min's into the clip. No surprising there was a funnel seen just after the eclipse!



Thanks very much Steven. I now have three image reports to do!. Can't complain though. I seen the best storm cells today in my entire life. They were straight out of the US!. (that's another report). Now I know why chasers use the 10-22mm wide angle lens!
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »

Fantastic video Martin!!!! another classic song backing the video...  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2008, 11:44:12 pm »

Hey Stevie, well done on catching those images, handheld is not that easy, I love that mosaic!

Brian, it was unfortunate about the weather, but you got what I didn't get, an image in the closing stages, well done!

Congrats Paul, saw you image on BBC!

Martin, I rather like those taken through the cloud, very atmospheric!
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2008, 04:06:42 pm »

Well done everybody!  Smiley I think we will remember this day for at least 2 years!  Smiley

Brian, your image is very good! It's really shame about the weather.  Sad

John, well done both on the eclipse and the funnel cloud

Here is a wee mosaic I put together, all images as they were taken through filter (No adjustments)
Steven, I like this mosaic even more than the bigger shots. Why those shots have so much of yellow?

Martin, nice images and a great videoclip. I really enjoyed watching!  Smiley The only wrong thing I've noticed - there was a lot of words "tonight" in the song - sounds incorrect for this video  Wink  Cheesy

I had an EXCELLENT observation of an eclipse! The Sun was covered with Cu clouds for only 19 minutes of 124 minutes the eclipse lasted. I have more than 80 photos. Here is some of them:
through my scope's eyepiece (35x)

projection using a binocular

me observing...

eclipsed Sun emerging from behind the cloud


 Smiley Not only the eclipse observed yesterday. I had 2 nights in a row (Jul.31/Aug.01/02) with clear weather and sucessful observations of comet C/2007W1 and meteor activity.
W1 Boattini was visible on both nights, but faint and diffuse, approx. 7.0-7.5 mag, nicely situated near pi Aries.
Very good meteor activity, especially active were the Cassiopeides and Capricornides. ZHR of all showers together was in a range of 50...80 (maybe peaked higher) (Jul.31/Aug.01) and 20...35 (Aug.01/02). Very nice -3 mag meteor on the last night, one of the best that I saw this year.

I have now a huge amount of work to do, so the complete reports on this eclipse and the comet will be done in some weeks later. Tomorrow (Aug.03) I will leave home for a trip to Feodosiya, Crimea, and I will return on Aug.18. So wait for my observations of C/2007W1, Perseides&other and a lunar eclipse after Aug.18-20.
Have a luck with lunar eclipse and good bye  Wink

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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2008, 04:37:49 pm »

[I like this mosaic even more than the bigger shots. Why those shots have so much of yellow?]

Thanks for your comments Roman, I think it's my laptop as it is getting old.  Sad I noticed how yellow it was when I checked on my work computer, need to invest in a new computer for home... 

Your images are great! look forward to seeing more...
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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2008, 01:58:56 pm »

Glad you liked the video Steven  Smiley

Roman , those are great shots. I like the twin eclipsed disks through the binos and that last shot of the eclipse and clouds. Very atmospheric!.

Your eclipse images are on page 3 of the Spaceweather.com solar eclipse gallery. Well done!

http://www.spaceweather.com/eclipses/gallery_01aug08_page3.htm
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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2008, 03:40:54 pm »

Thanks Steven and Martin
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2008, 05:30:39 pm »

Hey Roman, those are great shots! Nice to see what % you got in Poltava. I like the self portrait, you look very prepared Grin
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2008, 07:04:10 pm »

Thanks John. Today I've returned from a long trip, and in a few next days my Solar eclipse page will be done.
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