Weird shadow effects during solar eclipse

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Weird shadow effects during solar eclipse

Postby wgater » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm gradually publishing my images from Turkey and have put up some pictures ([url=http://willgater.blogspot.com]http://willgater.blogspot.com[/url]) I got of the crazy shadow effects that a solar eclipse brings. There's a nice one (I think[:)]) demonstrating the blurred and straight edges caused by a crescent Sun.

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Postby Pete Lawrence » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:43 pm

I've still got that room key [;)]
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Postby jsc248 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:50 pm

Hi Will,
Very interesting effect, well captured.
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Postby wgater » Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:23 pm

Pete,

Jump on a plane and get back out there then! Nice dark skies and a beach by day! [:D] LOL

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Postby kaseshar » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:50 am

Hi Will,

I was in Veca in southern Spain last year around September and with the weather hear at the moment, you can deffinately see the advantage of having a 'climate' rather than a weather system, little to no light pollution from very lrage cities and a beach only 5 minutes away.

The other great thing was that the town was on a hill and all the houses had roof gardens which meant that you had a completely uninterupted view of the sky. Was a really special holiday for me.

Pete, speaking of the room key, if its a chip / card kind of thing I'm sure that they will be able to make a copy.

If you actually have a physical key, then I hope they have a master copy, otherwise the room will be locked up and you may get a rather large bill[;)]

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Postby jsc248 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:13 pm

Hi Andy,
Did you manage to get images whilst you were over here, if so why not post some of them?
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Postby Pete Lawrence » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:50 pm

[quote]Pete, speaking of the room key, if its a chip / card kind of thing I'm sure that they will be able to make a copy.[/quote]

It's a card with a chip in it. Just as well really as I still have one for the Ardisia (where I saw the eclipse from) and one for the Maritim (where I was based for several days beforehand). Ooops.

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Postby sumodaz » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:06 pm

Bit of a key cleptomanic, eh Pete???? [;)]
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Postby kaseshar » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:36 pm

Sorry John, I wasn't lucky enough to get to Turkey to view the eclipse. I was just eulogising about the benefits of places less prone to cloud for viewing. I didn't mean to give the impression that I was a seasoned member of the Eclipse '06 gang. [:(]

As for images of my viewing sessions I am only just starting out in Astronomy and am using bins at the moment. I have tried to take a few pictures with my mobile camera for a laugh through my bins and last night I managed to scam the use of my parents digital camera for couple of shots of the moon.

As and when I get a scope, I may try a bit of imaging if I can.

I notice that you are based in Merseyside and have mentioned on another post that you have had nothing but damp grey skies out of your window. Can I suggest that you place a large fan pointing away from Manchester so that you can deflect the stratus from over the Irish sea / Atlantic before it gets here?[;)]

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Postby jsc248 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:23 pm

Hi Andy,
Believe me if I could find a fan big enough, it would be the first thing I'd invest money in!
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