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Old 05-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Got a annular solor eclipse this Sunday.


For those of us in the path of this late afternoon to sunset event, get some good pictures. I've got my $2 solar viewing glasses. I'll try and get some interesting shots of the dappled sunlight as it will look like lots of rings instead of the usual light dots. Even those outside of the annular path, the dappled sunlight will look like crescents.

Interactive UT Google map.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/...2/ASE2012.html

http://www.eclipseshades.com/safety.html#anchor117451

http://www.perkins-observatory.org/e...afety.html#bad

http://www.phillips-safety.com/store...hp?cPath=41_66


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Old 05-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Do you know what time (PST DST whatnot) this will occur?
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And for those of us on the Right Coast we will get to see.....Absolutely NOTHING. No part of it at all since the moon will have set already. This rots.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Do you know what time (PST DST whatnot) this will occur?
I think the NASA link will give you the data for your area. I would guess somewhere around 4PM and ending around 6PM to 6:15PM for you.

I may try to get a shot if I can get hold of a solar filter.
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I don't know the exact times for central California, but it's going to be between 1815 to 1845 in Medford, OR. It should last about 4-5 minutes and be at maximum around 6:30 PM at your location, but you won't see the annular portion at Monterey, CA unless you travel North.

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I live right on the central line outside of Redding! I didn't even know about this, sweet.
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Here's the google interactive map. PDT is -7 hrs UT

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogl...20Agoogle.html

I'm only getting 3 minutes of duration. I don't think it's worth a 100 mile drive to bump that up to the full 5 minutes in the center line.
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This is cool. I just found out. I happen to live right on the center line. How the heck do I take a photo of this?


Lat.: 40.5138° N
Long.: 122.2559° W Annular Solar Eclipse
Duration of Annularity: 4m34.0s
Magnitude: 0.96
Event Date Time (UT) Alt Azi
Start of partial eclipse (C1) : 2012/05/21 00:11:44.4 034.4° 268.1°
Start of annular eclipse (C2) : 2012/05/21 01:26:28.9 020.2° 279.8°
Maximum eclipse : 2012/05/21 01:28:46.0 019.8° 280.1°
End of annular eclipse (C3) : 2012/05/21 01:31:03.0 019.4° 280.5°
End of partial eclipse (C4) : 2012/05/21 02:36:32.6 007.4° 290.4°
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:03 AM   #9
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This is cool. I just found out. I happen to live right on the center line. How the heck do I take a photo of this?
http://thousandoaksoptical.com/solar.html

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Redding is large enough that they should have some places that sell Mylar solar viewing film filters or a welding supplier that sells #14 arc welding glass.

I'm just shooting pics of the dappled sunlight under trees. I figure a thousand other folks have better cameras pointing at the sun and I'll just snag some of those off the internet LOL.

For the Venus transit June 5th, I'm getting a square foot of that black polymer and try that out for my binoculars.
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So which brightness adjustment looks best.
None

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1.0

1.5

2.0


Thanks for your replies. Taken at 250mm focal length, 1/1600 shutter, f/11, ISO 100.
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And for those of us on the Right Coast we will get to see.....Absolutely NOTHING. No part of it at all since the moon will have set already. This rots.
Thats cuz your one the wrong coast. You should try coming to the totally epic coast on this side of the country for a lot of cool stuff LOL Also I can go up to the goldendale observitory to watch the eclipse, might be cool actually
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Thats cuz your one the wrong coast. You should try coming to the totally epic coast on this side of the country for a lot of cool stuff LOL Also I can go up to the goldendale observitory to watch the eclipse, might be cool actually
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Oh and love the pics 2in10
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:19 AM   #14
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Oh and love the pics 2in10
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2in10, what solar filter did you use?

Here's some real nice optic solar filters I found online.
http://thousandoaksoptical.com/photo.html
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