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« on: January 23, 2011, 06:28:27 pm »

Shot the sunset on Sat afternoon with the 400mm lens, first image is a slight crop however the second and third are tight crops. Look carefully on the R side of the solar disk and you will see two sunspot groups, AR 1147 and 1149. I stopped the aperture down very far to get the orange and red colours on the Sun's disk. The spots stand out better on the bigger images.







This last one was with the fast Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 lens


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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 10:31:43 pm »

Excellent images Martin!   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 01:31:00 am »

Great set of shots Martin. Saw your mention on SW.com. Love the last image with the inversion starting to set up over the valley, beautiful colors. Is the 24-70mm L glass?
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 01:44:27 am »

Thanks Mark and Richard for the comments. Yes that's an L 24-70mm USM lens, a beauty it is too but no IS on that one.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 11:38:45 am »

Very nice, the last one is a beauty!  Impressive piece of glass that 28-70  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 05:01:47 pm »

Cheers Paul, that's the end of the Sun now, I don't know what to photograph from looking at the latest forecast, roll on Spring.

That's the first time I've picked up a sunspot on camera without using a solar filter, I'm always wanted to get a disk shot on the horizon with a sunspot visible so it felt good to catch that one, just need some monster naked eye spots now for a more dramatic scene, hopefully 2011 will produce them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 10:42:22 am »

Well exposed images Martin, good to see your mention on Spaceweather
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 09:28:52 pm »

That 100-400 is doing you proud,Martin. Great shots.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 11:58:12 pm »

Thanks very much Dave and John  Smiley - getting dust spots on my sensor now from changing lenses too much, the air blower is not getting rid of them all.

I had the lens stopped down between F/30 and F/40 for the disk shots.
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 07:39:07 pm »

Great capture Martin very impressed with those. Stopped off at service station in Yorkshire today and whilst looking through the mags I noticed a familiar looking face looking up from the page  Shocked Great article you compiled enjoyed the read and well done.

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 09:03:04 pm »

Thanks very much Anton, I was trying again today but alas I was clouded out. Round 2 tommorow, got to love shooting sunsets with a long lens, there's always great potential. On yes...BBC Sky & Night mag and aurora observing, cheers Smiley
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