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(Brisbane Times)   Sky gazers delight as Venus is poised to become 'Planet Of the Gapes'; astronomers haven't seen this much gape since your mom last night   (brisbanetimes.com.au) divider line 20
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2012-05-26 11:25:47 AM
Fun Fact: "Planet of the Gapes" is a perfectly safe term to GIS with Safe Search off. Try it.

/not intended as a factual statement
 
2012-05-26 01:20:02 PM
Fist of God?
 
2012-05-26 02:41:27 PM
What you can see and when:
http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/venus-curved-trajectory/

I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.
 
2012-05-26 02:59:02 PM
I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.


Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.
 
2012-05-26 02:59:14 PM

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.


That's pretty cool, I didn't realize it was visible from Boston.
 
2012-05-26 03:07:24 PM
www.lolbrary.com
 
2012-05-26 03:18:42 PM
I have to admit, subbs, I chortled.
 
2012-05-26 03:26:28 PM

John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.


No, I liked your time lapse! Thanks for sharing it!!! I'm in Atlanta, didn't get to see anything. Poo.

I should be able to catch this at sunset. Time to steal my nephew and his telescope!
 
2012-05-26 03:39:36 PM

SweetSilverBlues: No, I liked your time lapse! Thanks for sharing it!!!


Thanks :)
 
2012-05-26 03:47:42 PM

John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.


Anything used to view the recent solar eclipse safely (eclipse glasses, #14 welder's glass, etc.) can be used to view the transit safely. The critical factor isn't the total brightness of the sun, whether eclipsed or not; it's the brightness per unit of area, which is blinding no matter how little of the sun's disk is exposed, and safe filters reduce this by 99.999%.

TOTAL eclipses of the sun are a different story, and no filter is needed for the few minutes of totality.

/waiting for 2017
 
2012-05-26 03:52:53 PM

John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)



wow that's pretty awesome. i made a pinhole camera but the event ended up being so low to the horizon (phoenix) that a foothill to the west blocked teh full event. it was still cool as shiat but i didn't see the actual thing but whatever.
 
2012-05-26 04:26:35 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.

Anything used to view the recent solar eclipse safely (eclipse glasses, #14 welder's glass, etc.) can be used to view the transit safely. The critical factor isn't the total brightness of the sun, whether eclipsed or not; it's the brightness per unit of area, which is blinding no matter how little of the sun's disk is exposed, and safe filters reduce this by 99.999%.

TOTAL eclipses of the sun are a different story, and no filter is needed for the few minutes of totality.

/waiting for 2017


The correct Compact Disc will work also.

The older the better. Think things released before 1993. Best bet is one where the inside circle is a solid silver (instead of clear plastic). Most of the newer ones are covered in graphic art and are unsuitable.

I used an old Amy Grant CD (which as it turns out, was all it was good for).
 
2012-05-26 04:36:26 PM

JustHereForThePics: common sense is an oxymoron: John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.

Anything used to view the recent solar eclipse safely (eclipse glasses, #14 welder's glass, etc.) can be used to view the transit safely. The critical factor isn't the total brightness of the sun, whether eclipsed or not; it's the brightness per unit of area, which is blinding no matter how little of the sun's disk is exposed, and safe filters reduce this by 99.999%.

TOTAL eclipses of the sun are a different story, and no filter is needed for the few minutes of totality.

/waiting for 2017

The correct Compact Disc will work also.

The older the better. Think things released before 1993. Best bet is one where the inside circle is a solid silver (instead of clear plastic). Most of the newer ones are covered in graphic art and are unsuitable.

I used an old Amy Grant CD (which as it turns out, was all it was good for).


So Milli Vanilli should be just fine?
 
2012-05-26 04:41:56 PM

SweetSilverBlues: JustHereForThePics: common sense is an oxymoron: John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.

Anything used to view the recent solar eclipse safely (eclipse glasses, #14 welder's glass, etc.) can be used to view the transit safely. The critical factor isn't the total brightness of the sun, whether eclipsed or not; it's the brightness per unit of area, which is blinding no matter how little of the sun's disk is exposed, and safe filters reduce this by 99.999%.

TOTAL eclipses of the sun are a different story, and no filter is needed for the few minutes of totality.

/waiting for 2017

The correct Compact Disc will work also.

The older the better. Think things released before 1993. Best bet is one where the inside circle is a solid silver (instead of clear plastic). Most of the newer ones are covered in graphic art and are unsuitable.

I used an old Amy Grant CD (which as it turns out, was all it was good for).

So Milli Vanilli should be just fine?


For once, yes.

//you could blame it on the rain
 
2012-05-26 05:10:17 PM
picture of subby's mom...

content.clearchannel.com
 
2012-05-26 07:08:15 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)

ABQGOD: I hope you didn't throw away your eclipse shades last week.

Everyone please be careful with this. A filter that lets you look at an eclipse may not be suitable to look at the sun directly. I plan to image it via projection with my telescope.

Anything used to view the recent solar eclipse safely (eclipse glasses, #14 welder's glass, etc.) can be used to view the transit safely. The critical factor isn't the total brightness of the sun, whether eclipsed or not; it's the brightness per unit of area, which is blinding no matter how little of the sun's disk is exposed, and safe filters reduce this by 99.999%.

TOTAL eclipses of the sun are a different story, and no filter is needed for the few minutes of totality.

/waiting for 2017


What about total eclipses of the heart?
 
2012-05-26 07:22:44 PM

John Nash: I hope it's clear that day. I want to do a better job of making a time lapse this time. (my less-than-amazing solar eclipse video)


That's not bad for a start. One piece of advice--if you're triggering that by hand, you might want to look into getting a timer unit that'll do it automatically and you can set it for a specific interval. It depends on whether your camera has a plug for a timer unit, of course.
 
2012-05-26 08:10:25 PM

ChubbyTiger: What about total eclipses of the heart?


That would be a solar philter.
 
2012-05-27 02:39:13 AM
There's also a partial lunar eclipse on June 4. No safety equipment required, just get up at 0:dark:30 and go outside.
 
2012-05-29 05:32:04 PM
Haha, it's funny because my mom is so notoriously promiscuous that she would even have sex with an astronomer!
 
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