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photographing the eclipse like its 1860

Post by phuphuphnik » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:10 am

Howdy,
My name is Chris Olsen, I'm a wet plate photographer (and particle accelerator operator). I am finishing up a replica of the Kew photoheliograph that I plan on lugging downstate and taking pictures the old fashioned way. Here are a couple images of the prototype at a reenactment, and the almost finished big one... With any luck I'll be setting up at SIU with the History dept reenacting an expedition, though I haven't heard back from that group yet. Also working on a prism based spectroheliograph.Cheers!
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Re: photographing the eclipse like its 1860

Post by Montana » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:23 am

A very warm welcome :hamster:
Wow! well done! that is an amazing achievement, keep us posted of your tales as this is going to be a good one :bow

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Re: photographing the eclipse like its 1860

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:53 am

What a beautiful piece of equipment. Good luck with it during the eclipse.

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Re: photographing the eclipse like its 1860

Post by marktownley » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:15 am

Very nice! Tells the chaps in the spectroscopy section about the SHS you are building, they will like that :)
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Re: photographing the eclipse like its 1860

Post by Okay-1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:32 am

A 'quality'-looking build.

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