[AZ-Observing] Re: May 20th Eclipse from Page, Az

  • From: Don Hinchliffe <don.hinchliffe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 08:59:05 -0700

We were in Page as well. Setup at the Best Western. My First Total
(annular) eclipse!!! I cannot wait until 2017!
I used an AstroZap Bader Solar filter in front of my XSi with 300mm zoom. I
just dumped (no processing) all my photos into a video at 0.25 seconds per
frame. From first contact to sunset. http://youtu.be/ETbSLonHO54 I tried to
get a lot of frames as the moon touched the edge. Looking forward to really
processing the photos to see the details.

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:36 AM, Steve D. <fester00@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rosie and I set up 3 telescopes to view the eclipse at Wahweep View,
> just outside Glen Canyon Recreational Area on Sunday.  We set up early
> Sunday afternoon, showing a "pre-eclipse view" to several dozen visitors
>  and astronomers.  We had an 8" LX200 SCT, ("Tina") with a Thousand Oaks
>  Type II filter, our usual 6" F/4.5 yellow solar scope, ("Sunny"), and a
>  60mm F/9.3 Vixen refractor with Baader film.  My sister Kay got a fast
> lesson on running the refractor and did an excellent job with the
> public.  I counted 156 views through the 8", with dozens more people
> taking pictures through it with point and shoot cameras and cell
> phones.  I was first to yell out "FIRST CONTACT!" as the fun began.
> Overall, it was a great experience.  I'll be writing an article for the
> SAC newsletter on the whole weekend.
>
> On our way out of Page, stopped at a gas station, a gentleman comes up
> to the truck and asks if we were set up on Wahweep View during the
> eclipse.  I said yes and he showed me a telephoto shot on his camera
> he'd taken from Lake Powell.  It was the setting Sun, still 70% covered
> by the Moon, with about a dozen observers and visitors in silhouette.
> Amazing photo!  He agreed to send it to me, and I'm seeking permission to
> publish it in the newsletter.
>
> Steve Dodder
> Chairman, SAC Novice Group
> Coordinator, Grand Canyon Star Party, North Rim
> Director, Stone Haven Observatory
>
> fester00@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
> http://www.stonehavenobservatory.com
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