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woodnymph
woodnymph

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Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:i just thought i'd bring this occasion to your attention,it only happens once every 100 years or so......we should be able to see it in uk,and most of europe too.....any ideas for safe viewing of eclipses? sunny heart

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DFZ
DFZ

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Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 313
Posted:I don't think there is really any way safe way to view an eclipse. I think i also heard that this eclipse is more likely to make you go blind than a normal eclipse, but i am not 100% sure.

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woodnymph
woodnymph

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Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:it could well be true cos venus is only gonna be a tini black blob travelling across the sun,leaving a large part of the sun exposed,unlike lunar eclipses.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:if you create a pinhole in your camera, then view a webcast, you will witness the transit

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psycho44
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Member Since: 30th Jan 2004
Total posts: 56
Posted:Use a welding hood with a shade 11 or a shade 12 . You can look directly at the sun and stare at it all day long with no ill effects other than a neck cramp.

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Mele
Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA
Member Since: 30th Oct 2003
Total posts: 396
Posted:
I know you can get special glasses - At the Outback eclipse festival they had in South Australia a few years ago now, they made up special disposable glasses to watch the eclipse with... not sure what the material they had in the glasses was tho? If you could find out, you could make your own glasses, or just hold up a sheet of it. Hmmmm... i'll see if i can find out for you smile


I smile because i have no idea whats going on!! biggrin

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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Do not use 'special' glasses to look at the sun!
For eclipses people do sell very dense filters, but the advice is still to only look briefly and just before the eclipse when most of the sun is covered.

To view it read this


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mech
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Posted:if you wnat to catch it on a camera, use an slr with a telephoto lens, line i up and expose for about 100th of a sec and you should get quiet a nice shot!

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GottaLoveIt
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Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:When's it happening?

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:It's just finished - I was a bit dissapointed, it really was a little speck on the sun - using pin-hole projectionc, or reverse binoculars made the sun about 1-2cm, so Venus was about the size of a .

Some nice webcasts though smile


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Dunc
Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:it looked lovely on the tv this morning

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:My eyes heart from looking at that, *rubs them*....

Is it normal to have black dots in the centre of your vision? wink ubbrollsmile

This link is good to see it if u missed it. http://home.freeuk.net/dgstrange/transit.venus.2004/

and
http://www.vt-2004.org/central/


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mo-seph
mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 524
Posted:Just for fun, here's some photos my dad took with a novelty telescope (it's the blue thing that looks a bit like a penguin in the first photo wink )

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Damn, That penguin rocks.... where can I get one?

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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woodnymph
woodnymph

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Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:Thanks for all the feedback!As it was,i didn't actually see it till i followed all the cool links here! thankx

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stripes
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Location: england
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 41
Posted:were you there? at the eclipse in south australia? I was in ceduna at the time (which was supposed to be the best place to see it, and probably would have been if it hadn't been for the (rude word) cloud that got in the way)

was still an amazing atmosphere though, i think i met more people in that one night than in the rest of my gap year (but then i was exceptionally pissed and don't reammy remember any of them).


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:I can personally vouch that the eclipse glasses didn't work. Why? cus when you have an astronomical viewing in a psytrance festival, everything under the sky is....distracting.
but for $15AU, did i expect platinum rimmed telescope niceness smile

http://www.barrelfullofmonkeys.org/eclipse.html
br>(the third gallery is from a guy called bender)


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mo-seph
mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 524
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Damn, That penguin rocks.... where can I get one?



here!

And they're great fun...

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