Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] Fun with eclipses
From: drodgers at (David Rodgers)
Date: Fri Apr 7 10:52:02 2006

Unfortunately, it has a caption. We therefore must mark it down a few
points, bringing to just short of spectacular. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Klein, Peter A [mailto:kleinp@BATTELLE.ORG] 
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: [Leica] Fun with eclipses

Today's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" is spectacular.  It's a digital
composite of many different timed exposures that capture the brightness
range of the solar corona during the recent eclipse in Turkey.  If it
had been taken with film, they wouldn't have needed so many exposures.
If it had been taken with a Leica M, they would have burned a hole in
the shutter during setup.  :-)  It's a fantastic picture anyway.

Bigger version picture, and the link will work after today (Friday):

Now for the fun.  Aaron Sandler take note:  This is the ultimate economy
pinhole camera.  Go here, then scroll down to "Sans instrument, jeux de
mains "

If I had a gig as a priest in ancient Egypt, I could get a lot of
mileage out of that one.  :-)

Some others: