A Spotty Sunrise Over Brisbane
Taken by Stephen Mudge on July 8, 2014 @ Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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After taking some sunspot images yesterday afternoon, I was thinking that it would be nice to try and capture the spotty Sun at sunrise, and then I thought it would be even better if that sunrise was behind the city buildings... So after a bit of time studying Stellarium and looking at maps, and then a quick reconnaissance drive yesterday evening looking at possible locations, I settled on Green Hill Reservoir as a suitable location.

I got up there just as dawn started and took some panoramas of the city. Then, with the camera still in position on the tripod, I added a Baader solar filter and captured the rising sun with exposures every 3.5 minutes.

I managed to pick the location perfectly (with the Sun rising right in the middle of the city!), and the weather cooperated beautifully, so Im pretty happy with the result!
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Wow, they are cool pictures. Your planning and the effort really shows.
Posted by astromakem 2014-07-08 22:46:41
Thanks very much Jack!
Posted by stephenmudge 2014-07-09 18:41:45
Great shot and congrats on making it to APOD for 11 July :)
Posted by HP1954 2014-07-11 07:54:51
Hi, just great, congratulations!
Posted by malgosia 2014-07-17 03:17:37
45 thumbs up
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