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Old 27-08-2007, 11:29 AM
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Yes please, I have film locked and loaded! Now what to set the knobs and dials to!

Edit:- You beat my enter key! Many thanks Gary - Gulp! 32sec at totality! Hmmmm? a bit of new planning needed here
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Old 27-08-2007, 11:33 AM
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fantastic Gary!
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Old 27-08-2007, 11:39 AM
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32 seconds? Why would you use such a long f/ratio?

It looks about what I expected - at approximately f/4-f/5, and at approx ISO400, it will be a 2-4s exposure.

I won't have tracking though so even at 2-4 seconds it's going to be a challenge. Hmm, might need to re-think something.
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Old 27-08-2007, 12:46 PM
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No probs everyone,..
Here is a pic I took back in the late 80s when I had a old classic C8. Its only a handful of images I took back then that came out nicely..
ektachrome 400 slide film about 8-10 sec at f/10. Can`t remember the exact time but something like that.
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Old 27-08-2007, 01:42 PM
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OMG I just noticed the 1972 dating on those Gary! the big question is directly relating the ASA the the ISO digital cameras?
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Old 27-08-2007, 01:48 PM
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lets say the ISO is 400, then the totality shot with a f6.3 would be 6 seconds? with my F4 vixen it would be 2 or 3 seconds.

When half and half It would be still 1/1000 sec shot, my shots I posted were iso 200 at 1/750 and 1/1000 so there is a benefit of having a slightly higher ISO setting, but would this be at the expense of more grainier images?
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Old 27-08-2007, 02:11 PM
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I won't have tracking though
You might mate if the postie gets his finger out. Put it in the post this morning
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Old 27-08-2007, 02:14 PM
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hmm, thanks Paul will check the P.O tomorrow arvo.
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Old 27-08-2007, 02:24 PM
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I dont think that I will need to worry about how to take any pictures. Its looking like we will be lucky to just see the eclipse over here.

Overcast now, and the forcast is cloudy with some showers as far as the eye can see.

Might be my turn to watch the pics posted from elsewere.
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Old 27-08-2007, 03:54 PM
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I'll probably be attending the ASV get together, although it seems like it will be very popular no doubt.

Really looking forward to this eclipse, never seen a total lunar before Any tips for photographing with my 400D+10" Scope?
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Old 27-08-2007, 04:29 PM
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Recomendations from the book Astrophotography by H.J.P. Arnold.
During totality
ISO 400 8secs @ f8
4secs @ f5.6
1sec @ f2.8
But they do stress that this is a basic guide.
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Old 27-08-2007, 04:38 PM
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Yep it is confusing when Covington gives from 5 sec and between 1 and 3 minutes for the same settings but different conditions. 5sec for a light totality (?) and 1-3 min for a dark totality (?)
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Old 27-08-2007, 05:26 PM
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Hi all,

I was thinking about heading to the ASV public viewing with some friends at Ikea so that I can speak with people about their equipment and perhaps look through a few scopes, as well as take a few photos plus testing out my new binoculars.

I will be taking our Nikon D80 (with 18-200mm lens) and my camera tripod but have not decided what shot(s) to take. The moon will not look very large in the 200mm lens so though to take some sort of "time-lapse" "wide field" photos.

Some questions, though:
- What sort of foreground is viewable from the Ikea site? Obviously not the nice tropical island that the MrEclipse site has...
- I believe there is a large fluorescent sign nearby, perhaps to the East. is that going to cause any problems?

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Old 27-08-2007, 05:38 PM
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Hi again,

perhaps a silly question...

Most of the comments in this thread detail using ISO 400 for the eclipse.
is there reason not to use ISO 800 and reduce exposure times?

Using the Nikon D80 I have taken some great shots at ISO 800+ of things other than the moon with very little noise, although I have never had an exposure time of 1-2 seconds.

Of course, i will have to test it out for myself but any info before the night would be appreciated.

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Old 27-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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try some noise reduction as those sorts of ISO speeds. you camera should have some that you can activate through the menu system., i find it does a pretty darn good job
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Old 27-08-2007, 06:02 PM
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hello

Just saying hello

looking forward to the lunar eclipse tomorrow

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Old 27-08-2007, 06:18 PM
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try some noise reduction as those sorts of ISO speeds. you camera should have some that you can activate through the menu system., i find it does a pretty darn good job
yes, it does have noise reduction- thanks for the pointer- and I will probably turn it on for any shots at ISO 800, probably on High, based upon a dpreview article.

thanks for the reply.

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Old 27-08-2007, 06:45 PM
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Hey Wade H
Have faith Im just around the corner from you, get your gear set up we will be OK
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Old 27-08-2007, 06:54 PM
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Hey feezicles, to IceInSpace! Hope you get some nice weather up in Brissie!
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Old 27-08-2007, 06:59 PM
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Hey guys, thought I'd show you this article that appeared in the local Central Coast "Express Advocate" on Wednesday the 15th August.

Pretty funny seeing myself in the local paper. A few people at Karate came up to me and said they saw me in the paper

The local ABC (92.5 central coast) saw the article and rang me on the Friday to interview me on air about the eclipse. It's definitely helped get some more Central Coast locals on IceInSpace!
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