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Transit Setup

Uploaded by: sp34n119w

Tuesday June 5, 2012

Santa Paula, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Go ahead. Laugh. I don't care. It worked! :)

Image Description:

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: FinePixViewer Ver.5.4

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec.

FNumber: f/2.7

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 10.28 EV (APEX: 35, 1/1244 sec.)

Aperture: 2.88 EV (f/2.7)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 2.88 EV (f/2.7)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 6.2 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3610

PixelYDimension: 2708

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 16460.91

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 16483.52

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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5. sp34n119w
8:15 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
WTS has it right, LC - I didn't want sticky stuff on my binoculars! Did have the tape nearby as a last resort, though ;)
I thought the rubber band was a nice touch ... not sure it actually accomplished anything, LOL
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4. WatchinTheSky
8:22 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
Ahh.. I see, more clearly now! And while a nice contraption is difficult to make without duct tape, I am not sure I would tape up my binocs either :)
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3. LowerCal
9:51 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Oh! You did it without duct tape.

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2. sp34n119w
7:14 PM GMT on June 25, 2012
Oh, hey, when did this pic get approved? lol
Thanks to whoever made that happen!

WTS - the cardboard is blocking the lens on the left and I cut a hole to fit the lens through on the right. So the projected image comes through the lens on the right only. It is easier to focus just one lens and you only really need one image.
More importantly, the cardboard makes a shadow around the projected image. Otherwise there would be too much sunlight to see the sun! In fact, if I do this again I will use a larger piece of cardboard to have a larger 'dark' area around the projected image, though this worked fine.
Hope that makes sense and that you try it out - I could see sunspots in my projection so you can tell it's working even without a transit or eclipse!
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1. WatchinTheSky
5:53 PM GMT on June 25, 2012
I was wondering about the setup, now I see. So you moved the cardboard when you wanted to project image, yes? I still need to try that setup in prep for next time.
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