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#201 JoeInMN

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:19 PM

The scopes I brought... The red 60mm f/13 Frankenscope for direct eyeballing, and the yellow f/7 Milben for projection. At the Rend Lake Rest Area a few miles north of Benton, IL.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:24 PM

Early partial phases, projected.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:29 PM

I didn't get much by way of photos of the actual eclipsed sun. This one is to illustrate what the totality environment was like.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:31 PM

Camera could have focused a bit better, but it's just a memory aid anyway.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:35 PM

And, the very last bit of moon slipping away to fourth contact.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 08:58 PM

The Mighty Milben set up and ready. The finders for both scopes are resting at home in Minneapolis.

 

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Posted 18 April 2024 - 10:02 PM

" ... and the yellow f/7 Milben for projection. At the Rend Lake Rest Area a few miles north of Benton, IL."

 

I like the projection set-up.



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Posted 19 April 2024 - 01:37 AM

Can you convert them to DNG and use those instead?

Probably. I've not tried that. I'll download that program and give it a shot. Thanks!

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 01:39 AM

I don't have photoshop or CS2 but I did manage to follow the steps in GIMP (with a fair amount of translation due to differences).

In GIMP, the big difference was to use a circular motion blur which I believe is the equivalent of the radial blur in Photoshop. Also I did not see a way to set an offset so I just created a gray image and added it to the blur subtracted image and flattened that to get the same result before combining with the original. The difference it makes is subtle but if you add additional layers it becomes more and more noticeable.

Note: The ones I posted so far I did in PixInsight - also translating the steps and had to make some changes but got similar results. The big difference in PI was that I don't know of a way to do a radial blur, so I just did a regular convolution which still works somewhat after a lot of trial an error.

I'll try this as well. I have GIMP and downloaded the trial of PI...I do want to eventually purchase it. I'll have to do a lot of playing with both. Astrophotography editing is quite a bit different from the traditional photography editing I've done for years. Thanks!!!

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 07:43 AM

Here are mine, from north east of Junction TX. The first one is definitely a happy accident, as I was still fiddling with my camera. I could do with the diamond ring being less over exposed, but the clouds around it are spectacular.

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 11:58 AM

Spent a little time this morning with the frames from my 200mm SLR lens and Orion G10 camera.  Nothing to write home about.  This is a 10 frame stack from MAX totality (or as close as I could estimate from the PIPP extracted frames.  Stacked in PIPP and processed in Wavesharp and Paint Shop Pro 2023.

 

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 12:16 PM

Here are mine, from north east of Junction TX. The first one is definitely a happy accident, as I was still fiddling with my camera. I could do with the diamond ring being less over exposed, but the clouds around it are spectacular.

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This is it. This is the definitive "I viewed the 2024 eclipse from Central Texas image." Phenomenal work.


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Posted 19 April 2024 - 12:46 PM

20240408 D500 C2 C3 composite 01 Edit
 
another composite. C2 to C3 emphasizing the prominences

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Posted 19 April 2024 - 01:42 PM

I like the projection set-up.

I do too... Easy, safe, multiple passersby can see it together. I didn't have the highest expectations for the Milben when I grabbed it off the thrift store shelf years ago ($29.99 LNIB with all parts; mostly I liked the yellow color), but its optics are actually pretty OK, and it's been a handy little scope.


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Posted 20 April 2024 - 09:47 PM

Finally got done with a nice stack of 5.  Hope you like it.

 

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Posted 21 April 2024 - 12:37 AM

Here are mine, from north east of Junction TX. The first one is definitely a happy accident, as I was still fiddling with my camera. I could do with the diamond ring being less over exposed, but the clouds around it are spectacular.

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Wow, that first one through the gap in the cloud is a stunner!


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 04:07 PM

Don't understand what all the fuss is about needing special glasses! 
 
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Posted 23 April 2024 - 04:08 PM

Eclipse viewed from Hamilton, TX.  Thank you Gordon for the SET app!

 

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 05:55 PM

Finally got done with a nice stack of 5.  Hope you like it.

 

I like the effect on the totality layer with the wispy corona and the just barely exposed earthshine. Can I ask how many exposures did you use for the corona image?



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:58 PM

Just a couple modest images from Jackson, Missouri:

 

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These are iPhone video captures. I wanted to be completely stress-free from photography, so I settled for video capturing the moment.

 

I was amazed that the iPhone was able to pick up the inner zodiacal light, or outer F corona. I assumed this was just glare or atmospheric illumination of the corona until I noticed extensions of the stuff towards and away from Venus.

 

 

 


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Posted 24 April 2024 - 04:47 AM

I think this is about as good an image as I'm going to get from my nearly 300 images taken, and I'm okay with that. I was mainly focused on just enjoying the experience.

This is a stack of 38 images, stacked in Siril. 1/640, F/11 @ ISO 200, taken with a Canon T3i with it's kit 75-300mm lens, riding on a Sky-Watcher Star Adventure 2i.

Happy Astrophotofying!

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Posted 24 April 2024 - 11:50 AM

tmp-1713976897378_1080x1920.jpg Here's my image. I waited since 1963 for this eclipse and this is what I got.


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Posted 25 April 2024 - 01:00 AM

I finally got around to uploading my photos onto Flickr. Here are a few from cloudy Del Rio, Texas.The clouds made it a bit suspenseful as to what we would see since it was forecasted to be overcast. We were happy to get the few photos I was able to capture when the clouds either thinned out or parted. We were definitely thrilled to just see anything other than dark surroundings. It was actually a pretty incredible experience seeing it with the clouds because we had no idea if we would see something or not. 

 

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I have a few more photos on my flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/nathantw


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Posted 26 April 2024 - 11:01 AM

I was in Winchester, Indiana for the eclipse. Here is a composite I finally found time to put together from images captured with my 5DIV on my A-P Traveler with 92/105 FF. I used an intervelometer during the partial phases and Eclipse Orchestrator for the filter-off portion. I captured an unknown object toward the end of the partial phase after totality (presumably a balloon?) in one image but not the images 15 seconds before or after, and haven't been able to identify it yet. It was an awesome experience shared with some friends.

 

Paul

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2024 - 09:44 AM

I was in Winchester, Indiana for the eclipse. Here is a composite I finally found time to put together from images captured with my 5DIV on my A-P Traveler with 92/105 FF. I used an intervelometer during the partial phases and Eclipse Orchestrator for the filter-off portion. I captured an unknown object toward the end of the partial phase after totality (presumably a balloon?) in one image but not the images 15 seconds before or after, and haven't been able to identify it yet. It was an awesome experience shared with some friends.

 

Paul

 

I originally was planning to go to Winchester, but I got an offer to stay at a friend's place in Plainfield west of Indy. I gave up ~ 17 seconds of totality to be able to stay somewhere safe and with friends. We had a beautiful spot on a small lake with very few people around us. I was hoping to be standing on the center line but my choice of location ended up being a very good one. Now I'm planning my next totality to be the one in 2028 Australia. I won't go to the 2026 event because we're planning a trip to Australia for 2026 so I won't have the funds to make it for either the 2026 or 2027 eclipses.


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