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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 am 
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The weather yesterday was so superb when it got dark, clear, warm, I did something I have not done in so long, just sat in a chair with binoculars and looked at nothing in particular, with a nice glass of Rum

I remember Patrick Moore saying when looking at an eclipse, "people spend so much time messing with gear, imaging etc, they fail to "just LOOK" and enjoy"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:44 am 
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I must say, I agree with you and Patrick.

My wife and I watched the total solar eclipse of 1999 from a 100% eclipse zone in Germany. It was amazing; we were like awestruck children again!

I didn't trouble to attempt a photo. And the experience was all the better for that.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 pm 
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probably like you I have all the gear, as both a professional sports photographer and Am. Astronomer, when for example I am shooting trackside at sat Brands, Donnington or Silverstone I put the gear down and watch the race.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Ha! I have a Canon SLR, yes. But regarding astronomy, I just observe, usually using my 14 inch Dob. I have tried a little astrophotography, but I just found it a pain.

Horses for courses!


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