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   Undertoad  Monday Apr 2 12:48 PM

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:

Quote:
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!!
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piercehawkeye45  Monday Apr 2 12:52 PM

That's beautiful. Nice picture.



glatt  Monday Apr 2 01:08 PM

Spectacular!

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

Quote:
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.

...

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.



Flint  Monday Apr 2 01:22 PM

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) ...



Happy Monkey  Monday Apr 2 01:28 PM

Plus, there's only one Sun and one Moon. Therefore, there is only one God.



Flint  Monday Apr 2 01:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey View Post
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.


Happy Monkey  Monday Apr 2 01:49 PM

No, one Sun, one Moon, and one Earth! One God in three aspects! The Trinity!



Flint  Monday Apr 2 01:53 PM

Wait, are you saying that Jesus had three testicles, or three wives?



freshnesschronic  Monday Apr 2 02:18 PM

sweeeeeeeeet



freshnesschronic  Monday Apr 2 02:20 PM

my new desktop!



Sheldonrs  Monday Apr 2 02:38 PM

Needs color. Where's Ted Turner?

1 Sun + 1 moon + 1 Earth = 1 Sun + 1 moon + 1 Earth



Cloud  Monday Apr 2 02:38 PM

very cool



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Apr 2 04:22 PM

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?



barefoot serpent  Monday Apr 2 04:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
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


piercehawkeye45  Monday Apr 2 05:09 PM

Nah, paint it black. It's still cold here in Minnesota.



Wombat  Monday Apr 2 06:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey View Post
Plus, there's only one Sun and one Moon. Therefore, there is only one God.
How many stars are there in the universe?
------------------------------------------------
There are about 10 billion (10^10) stars in an average galaxy,
and there are about 10 billion galaxies that we can observe in the universe,
so the answer is 100 billion billion or 10^20.
John Hawley
=========================================================

That's a lot of suns. Are there also a lot of gods?


footfootfoot  Monday Apr 2 07:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by piercehawkeye45 View Post
Nah, paint it black. It's still cold here in Minnesota.
... I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes...


smillie  Monday Apr 2 08:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by piercehawkeye45 View Post
Nah, paint it black.
Too bad the Stones have the copyright on that.


Happy Monkey  Monday Apr 2 08:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
How many stars are there in the universe?
...
That's a lot of suns. Are there also a lot of gods?
(I was joking)


piercehawkeye45  Monday Apr 2 11:44 PM

Really?

Fuck The Stones......It's mine.

I seriously didn't know that The Stones used it.



bluecuracao  Monday Apr 2 11:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
How many stars are there in the universe?
...

That's a lot of suns. Are there also a lot of gods?
Those are angels.


rkzenrage  Tuesday Apr 3 12:48 AM

Mormons believe god has a wife, which resembles many early religions where the sun and moon are related in this way.



TheMercenary  Tuesday Apr 3 11:36 AM

Very cool pic!



Trilby  Tuesday Apr 3 12:18 PM

1 Sun + 1 Moon + 1 Earth = 1 Earth + 1 Sun + 1 Moon

The commutative law of addition!

Sun(EarthMoon)=(EarthMoon)Sun

The commutative law of multiplication!



barefoot serpent  Tuesday Apr 3 12:49 PM

1 Sun - 1 Moon = 1 Earth? ( I hate Cellar math )



Trilby  Tuesday Apr 3 12:55 PM

(Sun + Earth) + Moon = (Moon + Earth) + Sun

The associative law of addition!



Trilby  Tuesday Apr 3 12:57 PM

sunearthMOON = feminist theory

MOONMOONMOON = queer theory

Earthe, Sunne, Mun = Shakespearian theory



Sundae  Tuesday Apr 3 01:31 PM

Shush your heresy.
Wanton strumpet.



Flint  Tuesday Apr 3 01:39 PM

Spank her on her ass!



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Apr 3 08:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent View Post
stop global warming -- paint the world white
Where's Cristo, when you need him?


SeanAhern  Tuesday Apr 3 10:25 PM

Color

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Needs color.
As you wish.




SeanAhern  Tuesday Apr 3 10:27 PM

Hm. I'm hoping you guys can see that picture. It's not coming up for me inside the post here. The URL is http://theaherns.com/ColoredEclipse.jpg



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 4 12:02 AM

Like this only bigger and more gooder.



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