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lcarlson 6:26pm, 30 January 2008
sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2008Feb21/TLE200...

Here's the info you need.
Should we have a fun photo time/gathering somewhere?
February 20st. (A Wednesday)
The eclipse starts at 7:43pm.
The total starts at 9:01pm.
And ends at 9:51.
After that, the eclipse ends at 11:09pm.

All times are in CST.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Im In
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Oooh, that's my birthday. Maybe I can do that.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
I would love to do that. Count me in
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ectro 10 years ago
For sure
I wanna get some shots through my telescope
Dunno if I'll try much landscape or other stuff though
The sun sets two hours before the eclipse begins
You can shoot some through the scope if ya want
.K 10 years ago
I've tried doing the whole moon thing and the shots never really turn out. Hopefully you all have better luck (which I'm sure you will :) )
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lcarlson 10 years ago
I've got an old 500mm manual focus lens that I think I'll try out. I've never really used it for moon shots.
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Karl W. 10 years ago
I have a 1000mm reflector telescope, but I don't have an adapter to put a camera on it though.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
I have one of those cheap 500mm lenses with the 2x barrel on it, making it 1000mm. It has a canon ring on it, so if anyone going has a canon i wouldnt mind sharing.
moon5
This was taken with it. Granted, this was last year, in the winter, and I had a crappy tripod and was not using the mirror lockup, so it turned out a bit blurry. This time it will be better.
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waphoto 10 years ago
i could probably go, i dont really have the glass for this sorta stuff but i wouldnt mind going anyways!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
waphoto, you can get a lens like the one i have for less than 100 bucks, and you need to buy the Nikon adapter for it, which is not much. So, for 120 bucks, you have a 1000mm lens.
It is by no means a fancy lens. And it is very dark, as it is a long thin lens. So it only works on day time or moon shots.
The same company also makes a mirror version of it, which is much shorter/bigger around, but it costs the same.
Its fun to play with. just a thought.
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lcarlson 10 years ago
I have a nikon adapter I think for mine... if you wanted to play with it? (might work, might not...)I've got a wide angle that I'll probably play around with too.
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waphoto 10 years ago
nikon? what for? i shoot a canon 1n hs...do you just have a 500 reflex? the coolest reflex lens was one made by minolta that was af, it was pretty cool! reflexes have fun bokeh too, its doughnut shaped :P
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
@Waphoto
sorry dude! Thought I saw something about you and Nikon someplace. My bad.
And no, its not a reflex lens. If you wanna see what it is, go here, first lens, top left:
www.ritzcamera.com/help/qlensdemo.htm#void
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waphoto 10 years ago
thats coo! can you ever handhold it?i wouldnt think so unless its pretty bright out
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
oh hell no you cant hand hold it! Even if its bright out, it wouldnt be something that you would want to do. It is a VERY dark lens.
If you want to play with it let me know. I used it to take some pics tonight, check out my stream if you wanna see.
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waphoto 10 years ago
sounds like fun! i might take you up on it! ive hand held an 800mm in daylight (400 2.8 with a 2x) it was heavy as shit but we were only messing around before shooting a soccer game with it haha
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
OK, so wednesday is looking clear but below zero temps. Any idea of where to gather? Everyone is still in, right?

I vote near a coffee shop, if possible. Its going to be chilly!

Anyone have roof access?
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
BUMP! knock knock.. anyone home?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Ugh, if its this cold out tomorrow......Ill take my pics from the porch......
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ectro 10 years ago
im gonna take out my telescope but its gonna be freezing and not fun..hopefully worth it? i'll probably go to some parking lot or possibly brighton beach
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ectro 10 years ago
im going to brighton beach tonight at around 7:20..probably keep my car close to warm up every once in a while, anyone wanna join me?
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lcarlson 10 years ago
I think I'm gonna hike up to the top of rock hill here on campus.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
where is brighton beach? Im sure ive been there, i just dont know the names...
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waphoto 10 years ago
so is there nothing definitive for tonight?
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ectro 10 years ago
its just past lakeside on 60 something Ave. E. and London right before it turns into the highway
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
yeah, pretend im not from 'round here lol. Still not sure where you are talking about
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JustinSinks Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
ah never mind, kitchi gamma park. I know where now lol
if youre looking for a murder of photogs, then ill be there.
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