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Solar Eclipse and Sunspot AR2192

Solar Eclipse and Sunspot AR2192

Solar eclipse and AR2192 on the 23rd of October, 2014. The prominent giant sunspot AR2192 faces directly at earth and was emitting M and X class solar flares. Without a solar filter, I added my neutral density filter that cut the light by nine f stops.(ND400) I still needed to reduce the brightness a bit more, so I put on a polarizer. It would be nice to get the light cut down by another six f stops or so. I'm putting a solar filter on my shopping list.

Posted in Submitted by keith on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:19.

Photographing the Super Moon

Photographing the Super Moon

Photographing the super moon with something in the frame to help the eye to gauge the size is the best way to separate your photo from those of just a moon in the black sky. When the moon first rises, there will be significant atmospheric distortion creating rough edges and color fringing. Some of the color fringing can be removed using photo editing software. This photo was shot on a Canon APS-C camera and the Canon 100-400L IS.

Posted in Submitted by keith on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:51.