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Photographer - Russell Sipe
Settings/Equipment - Tak-102 Takahashi refractor w/Thousand Oaks solar filter and 35mm Panoptic eyepiece; Nikon 950 digital camera, handheld behind eyepiece.
Location, Date and Time - Huntington Beach, CA; September 1990
Other Information - Photographer's comments: "I got a Thousand Oaks solar filter for my Tak-102...After basking in the glory of the sunspot studded view I decided to play around with my Nikon 950 digital camera. On a lark I put it in macro mode and let it autofocus on the view as seen through my 35mm Panoptic in the Takahashi. I just hand held the camera lens about an inch from the eyepiece using the LCD on the camera to "center" the shot and here is what I got. I can't believe how lucky I was."