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Some Eclipse pics.

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:49 pm

It was so wonderful to share the eclipse experience with Alexandra, Mark, friends Janet and John and our better halves in Oregon yesterday. The weather was absolutely glorious and really could not have been better; wall to wall sunshine across a wonderful panorama of farmland. We arrived before sunrise and watched the dawn break over the distant hills in the east, the sky bathed in a beautiful golden glow.

I set up with my lightweight 72mm f6 refractor fitted with a Lunt B600 CaK module and Basler acA1920-155um IMX174 camera with 1.5x Barlow and imaged the encroachment of the moon over the solar disk which was peppered with impressive sunspot regions AR 2671 and 2672. During totality I boosted the gain and slowed the fps to capture solar proms and beads in CaK.

Moments after first contact.....
Image20170821_17_08_58_Colour by Stuart Green, on Flickr

Approaching AR2761
Image20170821_17_20_17_Colour by Stuart Green, on Flickr

An encounter with AR2672 as totality approaches.
Image20170821_18_12_37_Colour by Stuart Green, on Flickr

CaK proms and beads during totality.
ImageEclipse CaK Chromosphere by Stuart Green, on Flickr

I also set up my DSLR for a wider view of the event. Here's a still image during totality.
ImageDSC_0261-001 by Stuart Green, on Flickr

....and an animation showing the changes in lighting conditions as the moon's shadow passed overhead. Take a look at the horizon!.

ImageEclipse Wide Angle Movie by Stuart Green, on Flickr

A wonderful and moving experience for all.

Thanks for looking.

Stu.
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Re: Some Eclipse pics.

Post by Derek Klepp » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 pm

Great stuff Stu thanks.

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Post by Montana » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:16 am

Wow! Stu these are amazing, especially the CaK proms during totality, I never realised you could see that :bow and I love the scenic eclipse shot but I can't get the animation to work :( it might be my very slow connection.

It was a wonderful experience and couldn't have been done without your hard work, thank you :bow2

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Post by eroel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:39 am

Stu:
Super shots, the Baily beads and proms in CaK are very good.
Thanks for sharing,
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Post by Carbon60 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:33 am

Many thanks everyone.

Alexandra, I was pushing my luck with the CaK proms and didn't really expect much. It was a total surprise that I managed to image anything.

Eric, Baily's beads were a nice (surprising) bonus.

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Post by robert » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:39 am

Brilliant. Thanks
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Post by Carbon60 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:32 pm

Much appreciated, Robert.

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Post by Bagpiper2004 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:41 am

Great photos.

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Post by ffellah » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:10 pm

These are wonderful images, Stu. Glad you had a very nice experience with the eclipse.

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Post by Bob Yoesle » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:56 am

CaK Proms at totality! Don't think I've ever seen an eclipse photo done that way -- very nice!!!
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Post by Carbon60 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:50 pm

Thanks guys. Good to try something different, Bob. :)

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Post by OTangen » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:18 am

Hi!

I am glad you got such glorious weather and setting. The pictures turned out great and it's the first time I see CaK proms.

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Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:29 pm

Excellent job there Stu! I love the colour of the horizon at totality, it looked eerie! Super shots! My animation production is going slow - need to account for field rotation and also subtle change in image size (a 'loose' zoom lens!), getting there though.
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