Total eclipse from Leakey, Texas

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Total eclipse from Leakey, Texas

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The clouds diminished our eclipse viewing considerably, but the whole experience was fun nevertheless. This was taken with an Askar FMA 180 and a Samsung NX 3000 mirrorless camera, mounted on a Vixen Polarie. The bright red prominences were visible with the naked eye, which was something I had not expected.

Totality from Leakey, Texas. ISO 400, exposure 1/5 sec. Single RAW file processed slightly in Photoshop (cropping, brightness, contrast).
Totality from Leakey, Texas. ISO 400, exposure 1/5 sec. Single RAW file processed slightly in Photoshop (cropping, brightness, contrast).
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That is a cool shot!


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Clouds plagued me too but like yours my session was a success. Aren't those magenta-pink prominences just beautiful!!

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:bow :hamster: :bow When I saw the eclipse for the first time in 2017 I couldn't get over how beautiful the proms were. They just don't come out on camera what they look like with the naked eye. Those beautiful ruby sparkles!

Did you manage to get any of the data you were after with the bending of starlight?

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Fabulous image !

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Montana wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:04 am When I saw the eclipse for the first time in 2017 I couldn't get over how beautiful the proms were. They just don't come out on camera what they look like with the naked eye. Those beautiful ruby sparkles!

Did you manage to get any of the data you were after with the bending of starlight?
The prominences were so bright red it was rather shocking. I think they were rather big this time.

I think all the gravitational bending of light data from Texas was unusable, but there was a second group in Mexico (near El Salto) that had much better weather. They seem to have collected some good data. I haven't had a chance to look it myself though.


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Nice and atmospheric with those passing wispy clouds. Lovely image.

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Here is an image of the "diamond ring" during my cloudy eclipse. This one was taken 1 minute after the one above.

Leakey, Texas. ISO 400, exposure 1/8 sec. Single RAW file processed slightly in Photoshop.
Leakey, Texas. ISO 400, exposure 1/8 sec. Single RAW file processed slightly in Photoshop.
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