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Aug 26, 2017 22:00 |  #211

Thanks!

I can't take complete credit for the idea. I found a few different circular arrangements during an image search, and then tweaked it a bit.


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Aug 26, 2017 23:07 |  #212

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My first attempt at eclipse photography. I used a 7D2 and 300 2.8 IS+1.4x, plus a DIY solar filter made from Thousand Oaks film and the lid from a Pyrex bowl :mrgreen:... just west of Knoxville, TN (Rockwood/Harriman area).


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That's a great idea!

I agree on the great idea!!


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Aug 27, 2017 01:44 |  #213

I'll come out of hiding for this. Taken above John Day in Oregon. Still working on the time lapse of the full sun to totality and back to sun. It was worth the drive up and back.


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I was more than a little excited when I first saw this on the computer screen.

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Aug 27, 2017 02:03 |  #214

Rick_R wrote in post #18438060 (external link)
I'll come out of hiding for this. Taken above John Day in Oregon. Still working on the time lapse of the full sun to totality and back to sun. It was worth the drive up and back.


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Will LOVE seeing your time lapse when it is done! Great picture you have here!!


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Aug 27, 2017 15:43 |  #215

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Lol, I see I'm not the only one that had a few frames with partial or no sun at all. At 600mm+ it moves pretty quickly across the frame. I was using an intervalometer, and every few minutes it was at the edge.

Great shot! I'll need to get some wide views next time bc I'm loving all of those shots.


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Aug 28, 2017 12:08 |  #216

Lyndön wrote in post #18438459 (external link)
Lol, I see I'm not the only one that had a few frames with partial or no sun at all. At 600mm+ it moves pretty quickly across the frame. I was using an intervalometer, and every few minutes it was at the edge.


I realized this about 4 days before the eclipse and was able to order an iOptron Skyguider Pro just in time. That little tracker made all the difference, once set I did not have to touch the camera the entire time. I was at 400mm, it would have really been moving fast at 600!


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Aug 28, 2017 12:23 |  #217

rdricks wrote in post #18439221 (external link)
I realized this about 4 days before the eclipse and was able to order an iOptron Skyguider Pro just in time. That little tracker made all the difference, once set I did not have to touch the camera the entire time. I was at 400mm, it would have really been moving fast at 600!

I've seen that the Pro has replaced the older tiny, white tracker. How's it? Do you have to use the phone app with it, or can you use/set it manually?


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Aug 29, 2017 10:57 |  #218

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I've seen that the Pro has replaced the older tiny, white tracker. How's it? Do you have to use the phone app with it, or can you use/set it manually?

The app is helpful, but not really needed for a polar alignment. For the sun I did a manual setting with my latitude and true north.

I started the sequencing with the sun slightly right of center, almost 3 hours later it was left and below center but still in the frame. This was at 400.

It also holds quite a bit - I had a ball head with a 1Dx / 100-400 combination on it. I need to get one more counterweight for better balance, but it did extremely well.

It's a nice, portable device.


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Aug 29, 2017 12:07 |  #219

I used my iOptron Sky Guider Pro with a T2i, 100-400, and a 1.4 tc. I also used my latitude and compass. It mostly kept the Sun in frame but drifted some. I had to adjust it 3 times, I believe. It was only the 3rd time I've used a tracking mount, though, so there was surely some user error there. Overall, I'm impressed with it and looking forward to doing some night shots.

Just food for thought for anyone trying to decide between this and the earlier version: The Guider Pro comes with counterweights, which makes the cost difference a lot less than it seems. It also is rated for heavier loads.

Edit: In hindsight, I wish I hadn't even tried a timelapse and just used the tracker for individual shots during the eclipse. It would have made the experience a lot easier.


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Aug 29, 2017 14:05 |  #220

Out from the earlier cloud cover in Southern Nevada. Sun spot array 2671 in view..

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Sep 01, 2017 10:07 |  #221

Took these from Grand Tetons National Park

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Sep 01, 2017 10:28 |  #222

Nice shots. Teton was my first choice but we thought it might be too crowded.




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Sep 02, 2017 11:58 |  #225

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