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Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »
Is there anyone else that is planning on shooting this rare event? Is anyone traveling to be better centered with the alignment, &/or to a better photographic location? What locations are you thinking about?
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Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »

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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 11:40:03 AM »
I'll be photographing it and will most likely be at the Grand Canyon, but I'm considering other locations as well.
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:27:18 PM »
To the best of my knowledge, the last time there was an annular eclipse sunset in what we know as the United States was on December 18th, 1740! This is a RARE event!!
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 01:18:20 PM »
According to the following NASA page, the best US sites to view the eclipse might be in Hawaii or possibly Alaska.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html

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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 01:57:06 PM »
I'm getting married in May (an Arizona no less!), although we haven't set a date yet.  It's small enough to be flexible, and this just sounds awesome!  An annular eclipse to me looks a bit like a wedding ring, how cool!  Now selling this might be the hard part.... :)

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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 02:11:32 PM »
According to the following NASA page, the best US sites to view the eclipse might be in Hawaii or possibly Alaska.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html

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Not true at all...
The eclipse will not even touch Hawaii or Alaska. The best place to view will be in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Vally, Chaco Canyon, Shiprock, Albuquerque, etc. are the places I'm considering. You could also catch the eclipse at sunrise in Southern China and Japan.
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 02:23:22 PM »
According to the following NASA page, the best US sites to view the eclipse might be in Hawaii or possibly Alaska.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html

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by my understanding, southern Japan and northern California/Nevada/Arizona will be in the path for best viewing.  myself in northern California should have a ~5:30pm max (again, if i am reading this correctly).

what would one need to take pictures of this?  would a telephoto and ~10-stop ND filter be enough?


edit: beat me to it match.head!  so i guess this might be doable in the US then
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 02:23:22 PM »

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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 02:35:14 PM »
According to the following NASA page, the best US sites to view the eclipse might be in Hawaii or possibly Alaska.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012May20Agoogle.html

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Not true at all...
The eclipse will not even touch Hawaii or Alaska. The best place to view will be in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Vally, Chaco Canyon, Shiprock, Albuquerque, etc. are the places I'm considering.

Clicking on the NASA/Google map shows the duration for that site.  Hawaii and Alaska will see only partial Solar Eclipses.  California will have the longest look in the US (if only by seconds), as the times decrease as it heads east (the Sun's altitude is dropping).  Check the following links for more information:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2012.html#SE2012May20A

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHtables/OH2012-Tab03.pdf
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 02:36:27 PM »
What you need to shoot it, depends entirely on how you want to shoot it.  Do you want a close-up of the sun, long telephoto.   A sweeping shot of all the people looking dumbstruck, wide angle...  What I would do is google "solar eclipse" photos and pick some that are what you want to come close to.

Filters?  Well for your eyes, but the camera will be fine.  You include the sun all the time in your photos right?  It's the same sun.

I'd be trying for something like this:
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 02:46:23 PM »
that is what i would like to do also.  am i incorrect that a ND filter will be required for the approach/departing?
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 03:25:03 PM »
I didn't know a thing about this. Thank you so much for bringing it up. I think I will definitely travel for this. There is a lot of consider to get the right foreground for this event. Hmm...
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 01:48:40 AM »
I'm going to be teaching a landscape photography workshop on Lake Powell during the Annular Eclipse.  I'm really looking forward to photographing it, and also making a timelapse of it in that amazing desert oasis.

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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 08:47:23 PM »
Anyone have a line on some of the BAADER AstroSolar Photo film? I've tried calling several places but nobody seems to have any :(  I guess I happened on this thread too close to the eclipse to get the minimum I need to shoot it.
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Re: Annular Eclipse May 20th, 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 10:30:54 PM »
Wow this is gonna happen on my bday  8)

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