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Here Comes the Sun
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:17:23 pm »
Pictures I took, practicing for the eclipse. Took these an hour apart to see if I could detect any movement of the one visible sunspot. Seems like it moved a little. Rotation period at the sun's equator is about 25 days.


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Re: Here Comes the Sun
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 01:24:27 pm »
I think it was a fly that was moving on your lens!!   Ha!!

Nice pictures.  That spot sure did move.  I'm really looking forward to seeing this.  My Dad took a day off of work to take my brother, my friend, and myself back in 1979 or 1980 when it happened here the last time.  It is a very vivid memory of mine and I want my kids to have the same.

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Re: Here Comes the Sun
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 05:01:29 pm »
I presume you use a solar filter and likely one you have made yourself.

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Re: Here Comes the Sun
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 12:51:08 am »
Yes, I made a lens cover for the camera out of one side of a pair of eclipse glasses.
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Re: Here Comes the Sun
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 07:17:15 am »
Adapt it to your plane like the suntracker.

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/expeditions/b29.html

But keep it in the air, please.