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How I Shot the Eclipse

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by Brian Beezley, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    I used my $2 garage sale telescope (D=114mm F=900mm) and a manila envelope. This was a half hour ago. Maximum is in ten minutes.

    I was surprised to see the sunspots. I was also surprised that such a small slice from the sun made it noticeably darker outside.

    I used my E-PL2 with kit lens at 14mm. It was really hard keeping the sun within the telescope view. The oblong spot of light at the edge of the sun is from the hole in the envelope flap.

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  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    We were supposed to see it at 50%, but It was cloudy here today...
  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Nicely done. Cloudy here.
  4. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Totally cloudy for the eclipse. Cleared up later in the afternoon.
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