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Last Post 12 Apr 2010 01:38 PM by  Pat Reiff
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12 Apr 2010 08:11 AM

    Debra B(fx1)

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

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    12 Apr 2010 08:53 AM

    Hi Debra,

    I haven't done any astrophotography using a telescope, but I have taken some photos of the aurora borealis or northern lights during a large geomagnetic storm when the northern lights could be seen where I live in Iowa. I would include one of my photos here, but I don't have any available online that I can link to.

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    12 Apr 2010 01:38 PM
    We love to take fisheye stills and videos to use in our planetarium domes. Here is one of my favorites, taken from the eclipse in China in 2008: I call it "dragon eats sun" because it looks like that cloud is eating the eclipse! http://space.rice.edu/eclipse/solar_eclipse_2008/eclipse_REIFF2909s.jpg
    Patricia Reiff Director, Rice Space Institute Professor, Physics & Astronomy Dept
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