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Totality from Durango Mexico

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Hi,

I want to share my image composed of a set of photos during the last totality from Durango, Mexico. Originally we planned to watch the eclipse from Muzquiz Coahuila close the the US border however weather was not great and the only spot with a good forecast was Durango, so I decided to drive there. It paid off cause the weather while not perfect it was very good.

I programmed my capture using Eclipse Maestro (what a great tool)

This composition shows the main phases of totality.

Clear skies,

José Mtanous
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Welcome to the forum Pepe and great image you are presenting here as intro

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I have taken a look at a few threads and I am impressed by the quality and expertise of the posts. I will learn a lot.

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Beautiful!

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Thanks! It was a great experience.

Cheers,

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:bow :bow :bow oh my!!! absolutely superb :hamster:

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Re: Totality from Durango Mexico

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Welcome to SolarChat José

Fantastic composite image of the total solar eclipse

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Excellent José!


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Totally incredible! And you have detail on the moon itself!

Two thumbs up!!

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Oh the shots I would liked to do !!!


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Pepe:
Beautiful images, welcome to this world wide Forum.
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eroel wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:01 pm Pepe:
Beautiful images, welcome to this world wide Forum.
Fuerte abrazo.
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Thanks for the welcome!

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DanielBrousseau wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:51 pm Oh the shots I would liked to do !!!
Eclipse Maestro was the key, to capturing the important phases.

We had to move last minute to Durango, we had planned and rented a place in Muzquiz Coahuila Mexico, close to the US border but the weather forecast was bad and we decided to move to the only spot in Mexico with a better forecast.

Looking forward to the 2026 eclipse however, I wont be able to use my TOA150 :(

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DeepSolar64 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:41 pm Totally incredible! And you have detail on the moon itself!

Two thumbs up!!

James
Thanks, we watched the totality with binoculars and it was simply amazing, the earth shine was very easy to spot. The earthshine was capture with exposures of 3s ISO 100

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rigel123 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:53 am Excellent José!
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Montana wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:24 am :bow :bow :bow oh my!!! absolutely superb :hamster:

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pedro wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:44 am Welcome to SolarChat José

Fantastic composite image of the total solar eclipse

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KMH wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:03 am Beautiful!

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Excellent images and sequence. The corona is amazing, congrats on the SPOD!
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WMoore wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:52 pm Excellent images and sequence. The corona is amazing, congrats on the SPOD!
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Fantastic !!


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bgshelton wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:18 pm Fantastic !!
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Beautiful image! Maybe I'll see you in Spain 2026.

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You captured the magenta-pink natural prominence color spot on! Something I tried to reproduce on my images that day. I actually got close! Very beautiful!! :hamster: :bow

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Absolutely amazing details in the images used Jose...well done :bow

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MapleRidge wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:17 am Absolutely amazing details in the images used Jose...well done :bow

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DeepSolar64 wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:46 am You captured the magenta-pink natural prominence color spot on! Something I tried to reproduce on my images that day. I actually got close! Very beautiful!! :hamster: :bow


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Thanks. I used the colors as they came out of the camera, no custom white balance. It looks like if properly exposed the camera renders the right colors out of the box.

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jmtanous wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:07 am
DeepSolar64 wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:46 am You captured the magenta-pink natural prominence color spot on! Something I tried to reproduce on my images that day. I actually got close! Very beautiful!! :hamster: :bow


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Thanks. I used the colors as they came out of the camera, no custom white balance. It looks like if properly exposed the camera renders the right colors out of the box.

Cheers,
That's awesome. I so well remember the natural color of the prominences from the 2017 total eclipse as I saw them visually using my old Traq 60mm f10 refractor. It was the first time I had ever seen prominences, just under two years before I bought my Coronado SolarMax II 60 which then brought them into daily view for me. Now if I could only see the corona.

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Absolutely beautiful José! :bow I was in Mazatlán and although it was visually spectacular, the high clouds ruined the corona. What an event though!

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rbotero wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:17 pm Absolutely beautiful José! :bow I was in Mazatlán and although it was visually spectacular, the high clouds ruined the corona. What an event though!

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Mazatlán is about 2 hours drive from Durango. We decided to move last minute, our original site was in the north of Mexico, close to the US border, but the weather forecast was bad, the only spot with good chances of good weather was Durango and for once the forecast was spot on.

I hope you enjoyed my country, Mazatlán is really nice, good food, good party.

Now I am getting ready for 2026....

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I had hired a car to drive from Mazatlán towards Durango, at least to El Paso, but the car company cancelled on the 7th!

Mazatlán was super nice and the (sea)food was excellent! We then stayed in México City a few days which was also very good. Great holiday! :cool:

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