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Against the Sun

Post by Filipp Romanov » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:01 pm

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I made this image from photos taken in Russia.
Transit of Venus: from territory of Ussuriysk Astrophysical Observatory, in Gorno-Tayozhnoe, Primorsky Krai (June 6, 2012, 02:13 UT; exposure time: 1/1000 sec.);
ISS transit: from Livadiya, Primorsky Krai (June 24, 2013, 05:01 UT; exposure time: about 1/1000 sec.);
solar eclipse: from Korolyov, Moscow Oblast (March 20, 2015, 11:19 UT; exposure time: 1/3200 sec.);
transit of Mercury: from Moscow (May 9, 2016, 11:46 UT; exposure time: 1/100 sec.).

Equipment: filters from Baader AstroSolar visual solar safety film.
For transit of Venus and for ISS transit: Veber reflecting telescope, diameter 114mm, focal length 1000mm; camera Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS; through eyepiece 25mm.
For solar eclipse and for transit of Mercury: Sky-Watcher BK P2001EQ5 reflecting telescope, diameter 200mm, focal length 1000mm; camera Canon EOS 60D.

These single images were little processed by me (brightness, contrast and levels) in Paint.NET software. I cropped, resized and united photos in Paint.NET.

The weather was clear during all astronomical events, except for the transit of Venus: I waited a long time for gaps in the clouds, and only by the time of the middle of this transit the sky cleared (I was the first of the people at the observatory who photographed this transit). From 2012 to 2016, I photographed the transits: of Venus and of Mercury, solar eclipses and transit of the ISS across the Sun. Each of these objects covered part of the solar disc. I decided that it would be very interesting to visually see the comparative angular sizes of all these objects against the background of the Sun so I did this photo work - composite image. I deliberately left edges, because these astronomical events can't be seen together, and this would have looked unnatural. This shows that with coincidence of circumstances, for 4 years it was possible to observe all these phenomena, because the next transit of Venus across the Sun will be only in the 22nd century, when and the ISS probably will no longer exist.

This my photo work "Against the Sun" has been honorary mentioned in AstroCamera 2020 Competition (received jury rating "Honorary mention") https://www.hevelianum.pl/news/606_konk ... ozpoczety- in Category II (Solar System objects).

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by rsfoto » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:04 pm

Very interesting collage of different views. I like the ISS transit.


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Starry Jack » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:34 pm

Fascinating view of history over time in one spot.


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Starry Jack » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:41 pm

Fascinating view of history over time in one spot.


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:28 pm

Very creative!


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by yltansg » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:39 pm

Hi Filipp,

Interesting presentation!!

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by JochenM » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:09 am

That's an interesting collage (and nice individual images), Filipp. Nicely put together!



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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:13 am

Very interesting, Filipp. Nicely done.

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Filipp Romanov » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:44 pm

Thank you all for your positive comments of the result of my work!



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Re: Against the Sun

Post by marktownley » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:10 am

Good composition Filipp


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Montana » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:10 am

That's a super presentation, 4 transits in one :bow :hamster: I like it!

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by RodAstro » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:17 am

Thats cool Filipp and would be very good for a public display.
One nice clever artistic image shows a lot of work and the many things that can be observed.
I like it a lot.

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:19 pm

Hi Filipp...

A great image with a blend of historic events and a perspective on how the scale of astronomical objects compare.

Well done :bow

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:16 pm

Congratulations Filipp! It's the SPOD!! today!

I'm curious. Are you in any way related to the Royal Romanov family? I bet you get asked that a lot. I am related to the famous country singer Dolly Parton, she's 4th cousin. My dad grew up a mile away from her. I have never actually met her and her fame and money has never came my way. If you ever see a really nice solar observatory go up at my home with a 150mm Lunt in it then maybe....:lol:

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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Filipp Romanov » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:17 am

I am glad that many users of this good forum liked my idea of ​​this photo work, when in one image it was possible to show four objects at once on a composite image of the Sun's disk. I like to observe the Sun and I observed sunspots, eclipses, saw prominences, a solar tornado, but I was most impressed with the transits of Venus and Mercury, my photo report about which I plan to publish here too in the near future.
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Congratulations Filipp! It's the SPOD!! today!

I'm curious. Are you in any way related to the Royal Romanov family?
Thank you for your congratulations on posting my photo work on SPOD! This posting of my work was the first time and I think that the appearance of a photo work on SPOD is a high mark for a photograph of a user of this forum!

I answer your question: I never found out (did not find out) whether the history of my family could be related (connected) to the Romanov family.

Best regards,

Filipp.



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Re: Against the Sun

Post by DeepSolar64 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:33 pm

That is a very creative composite Filipp!!


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by marios i. » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:25 pm

Brilliant!


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Re: Against the Sun

Post by Filipp Romanov » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:12 pm

I thank everyone for your approving comments about my photo work.



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