Thursday, April 27, 2017

watched RAN on eclipses

I really enjoyed watching the RASC Toronto Centre Recreational Astronomy Night (RAN) meeting video recording on YouTube. Not being able to make the meeting, I was thrilled when I saw it was being streamed.

The topic focus was of some interest to me, solar eclipses, as I have never witnessed a full. Michael's talk was filled with good tips, tricks, and ideas. Like, consider your object size in the camera frame. Ralph's discussed of filters was illuminating to say the least. For example, ensure your eclipse glasses meet or exceed the ISO 12312-2 standard. Added a few more items to my prep checklist.

Hats off to the production team. It is impressive to me how well put together these video captures are. They are doing a great job. This is a tremendous benefit when members are busy or cannot travel.

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