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Old Nov 9, 2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I got a unique opportunity to get a pic of Mercury passing in front of the Sun. The LX1 was handheld against the eyepiece. M-mode, f8, 1/250s, and taken around 4:50pm CST. The scope belonged to a coworker.



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Old Nov 9, 2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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Very cool! donna
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Old Nov 9, 2006, 2:10 PM   #3
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Old Nov 9, 2006, 4:36 PM   #4
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The scoping equipment details from my coworker:

The equipment that was used for viewing was an Orion 11 x 80 binoculars with solar filters to safely view the sun. These are large aperture binoculars with 11 power (eleven times what you can see with the naked eye) and the 80 means 80mm diametre openings. The average binoculars are 7x35 (seven power and 35mm diametre). The larger opening gives substantially more light gathering capability, thus the ability to better view dim objects.

The solar filters were made from Baader filter film. This is a polymer film with a permeated metal coating that allows for a white image of the sun, making it easier to view sun spots, solar eclipses, and planetary transitions across the sun.

The mount was an Orion Paragon-Plus binocular mount on a Bogen-Manfrotto heavy-duty tripod

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Old Nov 9, 2006, 5:09 PM   #5
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Original cropped only version with no text or arrows:



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Old Nov 9, 2006, 5:33 PM   #6
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Very Cool

I got this in 2003 with my Oly OM4 mounted on a small Telescope

Thats it:



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Old Nov 9, 2006, 5:36 PM   #7
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And dont forget the Venus-Transit on 08.06.2004


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Old Nov 9, 2006, 6:25 PM   #8
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They are so interesting.

Makes me wonder how the ancients picked out the planets and how Captain Cook could observe the transit of Venus without modern instrumentation centuries ago

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thats pretty cool,...thanks

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