Southern lights in sky look likely

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Miro, Oct 27, 2003.

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    Miro Guest

    Miro, Oct 27, 2003
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    Rowena Guest

    speaking of which, i took some piccies of the sun this afternoon
    through my new eos 300D (of course I had a SOLAR filter on my lens!)
    ....... 2 impressive sun spots

    Lens was a 75-300mm lens at 300mm, all i did to the pic was crop down
    to capture the sun only, and captured the image as a large raw file
    and used Paintshop pro to crop the image.

    bring on the aurora's!!! :))

    Rowena, Oct 27, 2003
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    EF Guest

    What are some good locations to view the southern lights? How far south (and
    what elevation) would one have to be?
    EF, Oct 27, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    They have been seen in Sydney. The southern horizon is usually enough.
    Miro, Oct 27, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Scott Coutts, Oct 27, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Scott Coutts, Oct 27, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    HOw much was the filter and did you get it from a shop??? which one???
    Brenton, Oct 27, 2003
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    Rowena Guest

    I got the filter for the solar eclispe on 4/12/02, the camera shops
    were recommending NDX8 filters (but i dont think they filter out the
    harmful radiation properly)

    It is a Thousand Oaks Optical filter, they are the only sellers of
    solar filters for camera's that i know of (other shops are re-sellers
    of these filters, and normally only stock the scope filter not the
    Another way around this, is using Baader solar film, and creating your
    own filter, putting over the end of the camera lens. (i found ordering
    the filter was sooo much easier!)

    It cost about me $150 aus + postage.. however aussie dollar was CRAP
    back then... $50-60 US, depending on thread size. It took around 3
    weeks to get here from the states.

    BTW Next solar eclispe is NOV 24, its in the morning, and is occuring
    in antartica, with a partial eclispe over most of oz viewable.

    Rowena, Oct 28, 2003
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