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Last Post 10/17/2011 4:02 PM by  Igor Ruderman
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10/16/2011 8:37 PM

    Debra B(fx1)

    I like night-time astronomy, do any of you do astrophotography as a hobby?, if so, show an example, thanks...

    Tags: Venus, sun, astrophotography, Venus Transit, H-alpha

    KD Leka

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    10/17/2011 9:35 AM

    I don't, however I love lookig at others'! I especially like the pictures that are posted on

    Kris Sigsbee

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    10/17/2011 10:06 AM

    Hi Debra,

    I don't really do astrophotography as a hobby on a regular basis, but a few years I ago I tried taking some aurora photos when the northern lights were visible in Iowa during a geomagnetic storm. I had to do fairly long (30 second) exposures with the lens and film I had available, but the photos came out ok. I would have put one of the photos in this post for you, but the photos are not on the Internet and the message board will only let me link to photos that are already online.


    Igor Ruderman

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    10/17/2011 4:02 PM
    Hi Debra, I'm your friendly systems admin on these boards. I hope you don't mind me chiming in. I do some astrophotography as a hobby (although I have not had time to do any in the last 3 years). Here is a photo of the Sun in H-alpha I've taken during the last Venus transit. The black round spot on the Sun is planet Venus passing in front of it.
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