Solar eclipse on 26 Jan 2009


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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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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! ;p


What kinda equipment would you need to capture an eclipse? :sweat:
 

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IR filter? :think:

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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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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IR filter? :think:

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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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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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... :(

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!
 

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