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    Default Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Anyone photographing the event? It's on the first day of CNY somemore. Would be visible in Singapore, with 72% of the sun covered. Maximum eclipse would be at approximately 10hrs GMT.

    Singapore time should be 17hrs = 5pm? Although SG time is +8hrs GMT, we're in the +7hrs time zone. If I'm wrong someone correct me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Anyone photographing the event? It's on the first day of CNY somemore. Would be visible in Singapore, with 72% of the sun covered. Maximum eclipse would be at approximately 10hrs GMT.

    Singapore time should be 17hrs = 5pm? Although SG time is +8hrs GMT, we're in the +7hrs time zone. If I'm wrong someone correct me.
    cool!


    What kinda equipment would you need to capture an eclipse?

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    cool!


    What kinda equipment would you need to capture an eclipse?
    Strong ND filters... and be careful in not looking at the sun directly
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Strong ND filters... and be careful in not looking at the sun directly
    K thanks, will read up about it

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    IR filter?

    I have one of those "eclipse viewing" visors. One way I've seen on the news is using a piece of completely overexposed and developed film strip.

    I'm thinking of trying the shadow casting, a la camera obscura method.

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    time to stock up NDX...
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    MOst likely at Sentosa's Flower Festival...

    Got chance to shoot...

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    Dudes, better to use mylar filters or black polymer filters.
    Mylar filters are more expensive, usually about $50+ for A4 sheet. Cut and tape over your lens. Polymer filters are about half that price. The sun is white through a mylar filter, but orange through a polymer filter.

    This is a pix of the 04 venus transit taken through a mylar filter.


    And this is a pix taken through a black polymer filter.


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    What focal length would be appropriate for this?

    The time should be 6pm, so it's just an early sunset.

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    Hmm where did u get the info? I'm wondering whether I can see it over here in the US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lypklypk View Post
    Hmm where did u get the info? I'm wondering whether I can see it over here in the US...
    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfi...2009-Fig01.pdf
    The info is over here. Unfortunately, you cant see it in the US.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    The next big eclipse visible from Singapore would be in 2016 and 2019 liao.

    http://www.science.edu.sg/ssc/detail...arent=6&cat=73

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    1st day CNY got solar eclipse.... would this mean a bad year if this happens 100s of years ago ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    IR filter?

    I have one of those "eclipse viewing" visors. One way I've seen on the news is using a piece of completely overexposed and developed film strip.

    I'm thinking of trying the shadow casting, a la camera obscura method.
    harh. what's that? hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Dudes, better to use mylar filters or black polymer filters.
    Mylar filters are more expensive, usually about $50+ for A4 sheet. Cut and tape over your lens. Polymer filters are about half that price. The sun is white through a mylar filter, but orange through a polymer filter.

    This is a pix of the 04 venus transit taken through a mylar filter.


    And this is a pix taken through a black polymer filter.

    wah. damn cool!

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Eclipse in 26 days

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Dudes, better to use mylar filters or black polymer filters.
    Mylar filters are more expensive, usually about $50+ for A4 sheet. Cut and tape over your lens. Polymer filters are about half that price. The sun is white through a mylar filter, but orange through a polymer filter.

    This is a pix of the 04 venus transit taken through a mylar filter.


    And this is a pix taken through a black polymer filter.

    Thanks for sharing. I prefer the orange one with polymer filter. Where can we get these stuff? What focal lens did you use? I'm doubtful my 125mm is long enough...

    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    1st day CNY got solar eclipse.... would this mean a bad year if this happens 100s of years ago ?
    CHOI CHOI CHOI CHOOOOOOOOOOOOIIII!!!
    And I'm reading and typing this on the first day of 2009!
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Btw, where is the best location to view it?
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Anywhere where you can have a view of the sun.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    CHOI CHOI CHOI CHOOOOOOOOOOOOIIII!!!
    And I'm reading and typing this on the first day of 2009!
    Oops, I mean if we were living in the old days, solar eclipse was seen as bad omen. Now we know its is just a natural phenomenom.

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