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Old 04-02-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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April 2, 2007: Composite image of eclipse



It's Neatorama collaboration Monday!



And it's another wide one.

This from Clodfobble, who says "This was sent to me by a colleague who is way into his amateur
telescope hobby. The picture's a year old but I hadn't seen it before and his explanation of the
focal lengths was really interesting to me."

The explanation from Clod's colleague:
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This photo was taken last year by Miloslav Druckmuller and Peter Aniol from the Libyan desert.
It is a composite of 231 photos taken with a battery of 5 cameras on a variety of telescopic lenses
ranging in focal lengths from 200mm to 1680mm.

The multiple shots were necessary to catch different aspects of the eclipse that one shot could
not. One camera's exposure must be set to capture the face of the moon. Another must be set for
the coronal rays, one to capture stars, .etc etc.

Notice how far the coronal rays flare out!!
Remember to check out our friends at Neatorama for more neato stuff all the time!

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Old 04-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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That's beautiful. Nice picture.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Spectacular!

I found this link describing it in a little more detail.

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I decided to observe the total solar eclipse of March 29, 2006 in Libyan desert together with my friend Peter Aniol from Germany. We joined the expedition led by Richard Fienberg, the editor in chief of Sky & Telescope magazine. The expedition travelled to Libya (Tobruq) from Italy (Genoa) aboard a ship, which was very important for us. We brought to the eclipse site a lot of heavy equipment, which made travelling by air practically impossible.

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Observing conditions in the desert were excellent - absolutely clear sky. Before the expedition, we were afraid of dust. Fortunately, shortly before our arrival there was rain in the desert and the sand was wet. During the sunset which we saw from the bus coming with us to the eclipse site, we saw several cirrus clouds. During the night, the sky was clear, which we used for precise paralactic mount setting. In the morning, there was a heavy fog and after its dissolving there were absolutely perfect observing conditions.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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Why does our Moon appear the same size as our Sun? This can only be Intelligent Design.

Incidentally, I've been looking for an image to put on the front of my bass drum head (and I know I said that about the ATHF thing) ...
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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Plus, there's only one Sun and one Moon. Therefore, there is only one God.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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Plus, there's only one Sun and one Moon. Therefore, there is only one God.
But that's a total of two. Two round things; boobies, two gonads, two Gods. Well, one God and one Satan. So we should all chop off one nut and one jug. But which one? Put you hands on the TV screen! Then put your hands in your wallet, and then I'll tell you.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:49 PM   #7
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No, one Sun, one Moon, and one Earth! One God in three aspects! The Trinity!
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #8
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Wait, are you saying that Jesus had three testicles, or three wives?
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
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sweeeeeeeeet
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:20 PM   #10
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #11
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Needs color. Where's Ted Turner?

1 Sun + 1 moon + 1 Earth = 1 Sun + 1 moon + 1 Earth
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
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very cool
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:22 PM   #13
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I guess since the shadow of the moon is relatively small, there's enough earth to refect light to show Moon detail.
When all the glaciers and polar caps are gone, less light will be reflected and the full Moon won't be as bright?
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #14
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When all the glaciers and polar caps are gone, less light will be reflected and the full Moon won't be as bright?
stop global warming -- paint the world white
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:09 PM   #15
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Nah, paint it black. It's still cold here in Minnesota.
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