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#176 Driver3

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

Well, my set-up was MUCH more rudimentary than you guys...Jeez!

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Nikon D7200 with a Nikon 200-500 f5.6 and a Thousand Oaks Solarlite Filter.

 

Here's a few shots from the set up

 

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

Well, my set-up was MUCH more rudimentary than you guys...Jeez!

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Nikon D7200 with a Nikon 200-500 f5.6 and a Thousand Oaks Solarlite Filter.

 

Here's a few shots from the set up

 

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i-SW5bDVn-L.jpg

 

 

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Simple but effective! Nice set of pic's to show what it was like. I should have done some basic shots, but it was so hot in SC, 100+ heat index, that I did not want to fool with the camera and miss any of the 2:20 of totality. Where did you go?



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

This was in Cope, South Carolina. It was certainly hot that day.

I drove up from Central Fl. to get to the path. Kept to the old US highways once I got north of Savannah to beat the traffic. Just drove out in the country till I found a suitable spot.

Worked out well.

Also, I don't own a telescope yet so this is what I got!


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#179 David Illig

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:07 PM

Well, my set-up was MUCH more rudimentary than you guys...Jeez!

 

Nikon D7200 with a Nikon 200-500 f5.6 and a Thousand Oaks Solarlite Filter.

 

Here's a few shots from the set up

Rudimentary? Your photos are certainly not rudimentary. Very nice!


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:58 PM

 

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Nikon 750, AF Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF, TC20EIII, Vixen Polarie with polar alignment scope, intervalometer with mirror pre-release and 5 frame 3 EV bracketing

just HOW are you getting a Polarie to handle successfully a Nikon D750 with a 300mm f4? (curious, because I have that camera and lens; amongst others)

 

Hi,

 

I find the 300mm f/4 to be quite light, and with a stable tripod the results were very much usable. Only the diamond ring shots at 1/125s showed some blur caused by vibration, here are pictures of the setup in action: 

 

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Results can be found here: http://www.salzgeber...r-eclipse-2017/ (and in the December Issue of Sky & Telescope)



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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:17 PM

A little late to this party maybe, but anyway...

 

Our eclipse was a deep-partial here in Minneapolis. I brought my little Plumber's Special to the workplace, and did some projections on the patio during my breaks. Lots of people were out there doing (or trying, anyway) the pinhole-and-box thing, or had eclipse glasses. It's always nice to have somebody doing a projection, so everybody can see it...

 

The clouds intruded off and on, but were uncharacteristically considerate enough to hold off on becoming completely solid until after the maximum. I actually didn't mind the clouds too much, as they enabled me to take an unfiltered shot of the sun.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

 

 

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Nikon 750, AF Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF, TC20EIII, Vixen Polarie with polar alignment scope, intervalometer with mirror pre-release and 5 frame 3 EV bracketing

just HOW are you getting a Polarie to handle successfully a Nikon D750 with a 300mm f4? (curious, because I have that camera and lens; amongst others)

 

Hi,

 

I find the 300mm f/4 to be quite light, and with a stable tripod the results were very much usable. Only the diamond ring shots at 1/125s showed some blur caused by vibration, here are pictures of the setup in action: 

 

IMG_20170821_111751_2500px.jpg

 

DSC02043_2500px.jpg

 

IMG_8429_2500px.jpg

 

Results can be found here: http://www.salzgeber...r-eclipse-2017/ (and in the December Issue of Sky & Telescope)

 

Wow! You where wayyyy to close to that water for my liking!!!! Nice set up though:)


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

Hey,

 

This was my humble setup. Not much to it since everything had to fit with the carryon baggage. TV85 and a white light solar filter (which I mercifully remembered to remove at the onset of totality). A simple alt-az mount and a Canon 5D-II. I wisely purchased a book about the eclipse (by Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson), visible on the black cover that I removed from the trunk of the rental car. That book was worth every penny. There were snacks and drinks in the backpack. And the beautiful and boundless prairie landscape came courtesy of western Nebraska. It only needed the little Ingles girl to bound down the hill and trip into the grass! Well. Not really....

 

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 07:08 PM

I just found this thread so I am little late to the party.

 

My imaging setup consisted of a Williams Optics 80 ED on a CI-700 mount with a home made solar finder and Scope Stuff shield. 

I shot HD video with a Canon SL1 (100D)   https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

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We had near perfect conditions at the Snake River RV park in Huntington, Oregon.  Boy what a show!

 

 

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