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#26 REC

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:11 AM

Yeah, pretty easy in my 9x63 binos. Venus was brilliant, never get to see it that high in the sky. Forgot to look for Jupiter as my head was buried in the binos for 70% of the time.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

We saw it near Stanley, ID.  I only took four photos with a hand held P&S 30x zoom Lumix ZS50 but Regulus showed up well in two of the photos (as long as your monitor is set bright enough).

 

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That's great for hand held P&S. I was going to bring mine too, but figured the DSLR would do it all. Too bad too, never did set up the big rig as it was so hot out to fiddle with it.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:18 AM

Yes, saw it in my 10x50s during totality.
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:41 AM

I saw it easily from north of Madras with my 70mm refractor, but not with the naked eye.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:06 AM

Its in my video as well. The twinkling gets lesser during totality I assume since the air is cooling down in the shadow.

 

https://www.youtube....cv3k9y05M&t=99s


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:45 AM

Its in my video as well. The twinkling gets lesser during totality I assume since the air is cooling down in the shadow.

 

https://www.youtube....cv3k9y05M&t=99s

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

I could see Regulus clearly with naked eyes. I viewed the eclipse from Hopkinsville, KY.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:41 AM

Menan, ID.  Didn't think to look for Regulus, didn't notice any planets other than Venus.  Forgot to look for shadow bands.  But I didn't see them in 1991, either.  



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

From Idaho Regulus was an easy spot though the telescope (mine was a Vixen VSD 380 mm, F3.8) just outside the beautiful magnetic lines of the corona. One person in our group saw it without aid, much better eyes than I have. I did get it imaged, including its blue color although you have to look at the full resolution to see it. There are a couple more very faint stars in my images although I have not yet worked to bring them as they will have to be differentially brightened, work for another day.

 

see:  https://flic.kr/p/WKxvqf     for full resolution

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

I definitely saw it naked eye from sol quest near Hopkinsville.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:57 PM

Caught Regulus with my SLR snapshot, but didn't spot it with the naked eye (wasn't looking for it, though).  It was a little hazy in our valley near Madras, and I only saw Venus and Procyon, but with just 2 minutes of totality, searching for stars was not a priority!


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

Easy photographically at slower exposures. I was using an Explore Scientific 80 mm f/6 triplet (480 mm focal length). I did not look for it visually and we did have some high level cirrus clouds which impacted the clarity of the sky.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

I believe I did, but I did not see Mercury or Mars, which makes me think maybe I imagined it. What I saw was at about 10-11 o'clock relative to the sun, and was just visible.

Ditto.  I saw what appeared to be a star at that location in my pictures, but not with my unaided eyes.  And I did not see Mercury or Mars either...


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

I thought I had seen Mercury but it must have been Regulus instead, after consulting Stellarium again.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:19 AM

Regulus was clearly naked-eye visible in Weiser, ID during totality about 2 degrees east and 1 degree lower than the sun/moon. A few of my longer exposures started picking up Nu Leonis on the opposite side of the sun. Can't wait to get them processed...

A pleasant surprise when I was processing the composite, I too saw the other star Nu Leonis show up with my longer exposures.

Regulus is left and Nu Leonis can be faintly seen on the right side.

We were in Cadiz, KY for the eclipse.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:47 AM

In the big photo thread I posted a new HDR where Regulus pops out in its blue white color without making color adjustments

 

see: https://flic.kr/p/Y5Hvmg  for full resolution photo



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:25 PM

Not visually. It shows up well with just short exposures from my 80mm APO.

I was too fascinated visually looking at Venus and the NASA eclipse chaser jet that roared past, among other things/


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

Yes.  Just before totality I removed the sun funnel from my AT72ED, put in a 32mm plossl, then stepped back.  Kept an eye on my son so he would not look too soon (I missed the first diamond ring, but made sure I saw the second).  During totality it was all visual with naked eye, 10x50 binoculars, and the AT72ED.  What a view!


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

Got 4 stars in my Earthshine exposure.  Regulus and its companion.  Nu Leo on the right side and another one in the upper left top.  I also have 2 others not circled.  One on left edge past Regulus and another near bottom bellow Nu Leo.

 

36678416942_140574c5ac_c.jpgStar Lables by Bobby Guidry, on Flickr

36849144605_ec5e755ef5_c.jpgStars (1 of 1) by Bobby Guidry, on Flickr


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

I got some photos of the eclipse with Regulus. But I didn't know what it was till I saw this forum.

 

For me (from Cullowhee, NC) I could see it (through my camera) both at totality, and also several points as the sun was emerging out of totality. I put a photo-set here (8 photos).

 

 

https://www.flickr.c...s/148997126@N03

 

And one photo in particular is here:
https://www.flickr.c...03/36685863896/

 

Note: Since I didn't know what it was, some photos identify it as an "unknown planet", but plan to fix the captions soon. Thanks for this thread, and helping me identify what that small "blob' was.smile.gif



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

I was in the Cherokee National Forest in east TN and saw Regulus easily ~1.5 degrees NE of the Sun with my 12x36 image stabilized binoculars.  Some sharp eyed individuals with me saw it with the unaided eye after I called out its position.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:53 AM

 

 

Regulus is on my video footage, twinkling away!

 

Joe 

The link to your video please?

 

I did not see Regulus, but my camera did.

Here's https://c1.staticfli...89bc3b61e_o.png a frame from the video. The video itself is too bad to post, but this still is just slightly out of focus.smile.gif

 

Still workin' on it.

 

Here it is!

 

https://youtu.be/DEM_zR6MtMQ

 

Joe



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

Yes, I got it in my mid field (300 mm on my QHY247C) but haven't had a chance to get those processed yet.

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:14 AM

Saw it and captured it!

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:05 AM

Yes.  Just before totality I removed the sun funnel from my AT72ED, put in a 32mm plossl, then stepped back.  Kept an eye on my son so he would not look too soon (I missed the first diamond ring, but made sure I saw the second).  During totality it was all visual with naked eye, 10x50 binoculars, and the AT72ED.  What a view!

That was a good idea to set it up and step back and then go back at totality. I wish I had done that with my mounted 9x63 binoculars. Instead, I waited to totality and then went looking for the sun. It only took a few seconds to find, but would have liked to see daylight turn into nigh time.




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