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19-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Picked up the solar filter today. It fits as snug as a bug.
Its the Skywatcher 102mm Baader Solar filter, picked it up form Kirk's Camera http://www.kirkscameras.com.au//component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,1269/category_id,113/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,26/
And of course its cloudy lol
Woohoo!! Great to hear Paula. :thumbsup:
I have bought a new scope and have the filter coming from the US, and had better arrive before the Transit.:question:
19-05-2012, 04:55 PM
:lol: Your hooked :lol:, the sun is super addictive , so enjoy .
21-05-2012, 09:43 AM
I ordered some baader film which arrived last week as well. Made up a filter yesterday. The sun is quite impressive to look at at the moment with all the sunspots. I tried taking some photos of it as practice for the upcoming transit. Found out it is quite hard to get a decent shot just holding the camera up to the eye piece. Here are a couple of photos that came out 'ok'. Need to get some more practice in so i can get some nice pics and hopefully the whole sun when Venus transits it.
21-05-2012, 03:52 PM
I also bought the similar filter for 80mm refractor today and will build it this weekend.
21-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Hope its a cloudless day!
Pat those shots are amazing! Well I think so anyway. :)
I want to have a try at putting the camera to the eyepiece of my 10" dob and taking some piccies of the transit too. From what you've posted, I may have half a chance of getting a reasonable pic then ...:question: and wow, all those sunspots- I'd like to have a try at capturing those!
22-05-2012, 08:47 AM
Definately go for it Suzy. That was taken through my 12" dob on a 25mm eye piece its just a little tricky to get the angle of the camera right. Had to hold a dark sheet over my head as well so I could actually see what was going on. And I think they came out pretty good too, kind of an artistic touch lol.
22-05-2012, 09:07 AM
For those wondering about the possible success of hand held pictures. These were my attempts of the 2006 Mercury transit with an Olympus compact handheld.
I've got better equipment now so looking forward to Venus. :D
22-05-2012, 11:52 AM
Mine is in the mail. I'll 'patch' the 80mm. Might even have enough to patch the bins.
22-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the link, ordered mine today..
See you at the club on wednesday 6th
Regards Paul & Therese
25-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Where are you guys getting your filters from ?
Bintel are out of 12" Newt Filters for my Dob
25-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Got mine today!! Looking forward to giving it a trial run tomorrow..
25-05-2012, 09:33 PM
I'm assuming there's going to be a few ppl there Paul?
Try here Stu http://www.kirkscameras.com.au//component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,1745/category_id,113/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,26/
05-06-2012, 04:40 PM
1 day to go until the transit and it was cloudy so i couldnt get out and do some more test images, so i made a solar filter for my finderscope.
Just cut up a pair of eclipse glasses cut a hole in a lid from spray paint can, some cardboard around the bottom of can to make it a snug fit and used lots and lots and lots and lots of tape. I think i used about half a roll of tape lol
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