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Old 29-06-2012, 04:28 PM
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[QUOTE=Peter Ward;868466]I've been to 4 total solar's.

While I have hauled a good deal of gear on some, my most successful was Lybia using nothing more than DSLR, Baader film (for partial-phases) Manfrotto triopd and a William Optics 80mm refractor.

Good advice Peter.

I have a Manfrotto tripod but I found with the Venus transit I spent a bit of time mucking around getting the sun framed because I was using a ballhead and a TEC110 which whilst not a heavy scope was heavy enough. I think a light weiht tracker like that would make life a lot easier.

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