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Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:25 am
by MalVeauX
Hey all,

I've been absent for a while due to the weather, it's been cloudy & raining for almost 2 months! I didn't buy anything at all for this eclipse as I already had a fleet of equipment ready to go, so maybe that blessed the day as we had a fairly clear day and we were able to watch the partial eclipse, approximately 90% here in Florida at my location, all through peak. It was a great day of grilled food, friends, family, people slowed down to see, showed up, pulled in and shared, I had a little outreach going on in the country side at my dark site property. It absolutely stormed right after, so again, whatever secret sauce was happening, we at least got the eclipse! The seeing after the eclipse was really, really good, until some clouds rolled in, so my images were done in very poor seeing and some clouds.

Setups:

Celestron Omni XLT 120 with a white light filter & 25mm eyepiece (white light visual)
Orion 80mm Short Tube (stopped down to F9.5) with Quark & 25mm eyepiece (HA visual)
Coronado PST with 8mm eyepiece (HA visual)

Imaging:

I focused on enjoying the day and maintaining the equipment for the kids. But I did manage a few shots before the eclipse and during the eclipse. For the high res, I used my Omni XLT 120 with the Quark for HA and with a White Light filter and a Solar Continuum filter. Camera is the ASI174mm. For the eclipse shots, I was periodically recording video, so shot between rogue clouds on the PST with the ASI174MM.

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Forgive the bad collage, I have too many photos to share individually of the outreach:

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What we got to see:

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Peak coverage from Florida:

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AR2671 with the moon eclipsing it in high res:

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Massive prom was visible during most of the eclipse:

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AR2671 in HA:

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AR2671 in WL:

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AR2672 in HA:

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AR2672 in WL:

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Very best,

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:29 am
by JohnW
Really nice set of pics, The sun must have been very high in the sky. Thanks, JW.

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:14 am
by Derek Klepp
Looks like a great day Marty thanks for the pics.

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:27 am
by robert
Excellent

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:56 pm
by ffellah
Great pics, Marty !

Franco

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:43 pm
by eroel
Marty:
Very good HR images.
Best regards,
Eric.

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:09 am
by Bob Yoesle
Lovely, especially the crescent sun with proms!

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 am
by OTangen
Fantastic detail and nice presentation!

Oivind Tangen
60N 10E

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:11 pm
by Montana
Wow! what a wonderful set of pictures, beautiful detail :bow :hamster: I am really enjoying reading all the stories how folks spent the day and it sounds like you had a real eclipse party :)

Alexandra

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 pm
by marktownley
Looks like a lot of people had a lot of fun!

Re: Partial Eclipse Solar Party (Outreach & Images) in Florida | HA & WL | Aug 21 2017

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:09 pm
by DanielBrousseau
A permanent setup ? I love.