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#1 LostBoyNZ

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

I shot this from near Christchurch, New Zealand. That was about at its peak, since I'm so far south.

Taken with a 5D Mark II + Meade 8" LX200 telescope (2000mm focal length) and a home-made solar filter (using Baader Solar Film) at ISO 500, 1/4000th of a second.

#2 AstroPaolo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

good capture :)
i would like to see one even here in europe.

#3 robert_arnold

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

Dramatic

#4 astronz59

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Nice capture. Hows the observatory and the chickens? Heres my version of maximum eclipse here in Auckland.

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#5 Matt Wastell

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:35 AM

Great bite!

#6 LostBoyNZ

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Thanks everyone!

Wow, that looks awesome, as if it's the moon. Of course it is the moon, but not in the way you first think when seeing that. Very nice!

Here's one I put together using some of my photos. It's a shame I missed the start, doh!

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#7 PhaedrusUpshaw

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

Great Sequence!

#8 astronz59

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

That's a really great series of shots! Do you add colour after and how did you assemble them as a strip? :refractor::question: :applause:

#9 LostBoyNZ

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

Thanks! Yeah I added the color in Lightroom 4, and then aligned them in Photoshop. Basically I pasted each photo in to one image as layers, then one by one made each layer 50% transparent and moved it until it aligned with the layer below. I did that to all the layers, then moved them across into a line. That way they some weren't higher and some weren't lower, which might distract people.

#10 dbowlin

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

:bow:Great shots! :bow: :bow: :bow:

#11 Andy Devey

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

Excellent shots

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#12 mbucky

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

very very nice work, thanks for posting

#13 LostBoyNZ

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thanks!!

And Andy, I clicked through your link there to The Solar Explorer and dammmmmn... those photos are a whole new level of amazing! The images in your equipment section seem to be broken though. But once again, those images are WOW!






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