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Stargazing 2017 eclipse photos

  1. Aug 22, 2017 #1


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    corona 009.JPG
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  3. Aug 22, 2017 #2
    I wasn't anywhere near totality, but I would like to see photos of the shadow banding - if anyone has some of those.
  4. Aug 23, 2017 #3
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  5. Aug 23, 2017 #4
    I was in Carbondale, Ill if anyone was wondering.:partytime:
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    From Manning, SC

    b - Eclipse Begins - Aug 25, 2017.jpg

    d - Two minutes to Totality - Aug 21, 2017.jpg

    f - Total Eclipse, Manning SC - Aug 21, 2017.jpg

    h - Total Eclipse plus 5 seconds - Manning, SC - Aug 21, 2017.jpg
  9. Aug 23, 2017 #8


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    My 360 Video:
  10. Aug 23, 2017 #9
    Keep posting your photos! I'd love to select about a dozen of the best and put them in an Insight!
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    On a scale of 1 to 10, I give your video a 1000 rating.

  12. Aug 23, 2017 #11


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    I found one image:


    Oh. Wait. Did you say banding? And not "handing"?

    My bad.
  13. Aug 23, 2017 #12
    In my experience, you would need a much larger area than the sheet they are using.
    I saw it on the surface of a parking lot in Virginia a few decades ago.
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    Best/worst pun of the eclipse I've seen so far:


    Totalitea. (It took me a minute. I'm old. And my brain doesn't think that fast anymore.)
  15. Aug 23, 2017 #14


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    A couple of points of interest in the photo I got. The colored dots on the edge of the disk are caused by solar prominences. ( I didn't realize this until I saw some higher res photos that showed them clearer in those positions.
    I also caught the star Regulus in the shot. it is the white dot in the lower left of the image.
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    I also caught Regulus.

    Though, I thought I should edit the photo, as it's a bit difficult to find.

  17. Aug 23, 2017 #16

    About 10:18am Monday August 21, 2017 from Riverfront Park within a large crowd in Salem, Oregon at the totality exit stage.
    Sony SEL55210 zoom at 210mm on A6000 , Aperture Priority, F14, Exposure Compensation -3, ISO 200, 1/5 second, Spot Auto Focus on sun/moon edge, on tripod. Cropped to 3500x4600 pixels though not tack sharp.

    Not a very serious image on my part as I don't have specialized astronomy gear. After watching eclipse totality, at end decided to try to get a single token shot during the diamond ring phase. Without much time to monkey with my camera controls I changed the Exposure Compensation from -1 where it had been prior to totality while taking crowd photos down to -3 hoping that might be about right. Was very lucky with that as histogram shows just a bit of the diamond clipping. Although I pushed my Infrared Remote Shutter just as the sun re-appeared, there is a delay so I got a larger diamond than intended but maybe that worked out for the better as it caused more rays across the face of the dark moon enhancing its graphic. Although nicely sunny clear skies, that west central Oregon region has marine air with considerable water vapor that I'd expect contributes to more atmospheric scattering rays beyond the suns own corona light. Note other post identifies the star lower left of the sun. There is also something with a blue streak at frame bottom left corner that I also saw on another photo from the Salem area? Notice the prismic colors radiating between ray bands both above and below the diamond axis? Is that also something due to polarized light from the diamond being affected by water vapor? Certainly adds a nice effect. What about the slight halo around the moon edge, is that chromatic aberation or real? On the upper left quadrant that is yellow while at lower right is blue. Below is a 100% pixels crop.


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    300mm f/8 400ISO post processed in Lightroom 6

  19. Aug 23, 2017 #18
    Due to the moon's craters? (The moon surface is not perfect round etc.)
  20. Aug 23, 2017 #19


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    No, due to eruptions on the surface of the Sun like this:
  21. Aug 23, 2017 #20
    Isn't that kind of rare? NASA on the live streaming mentioned the explanation that I quoted. I am not sure which one is true.
    [Specifically, there was a lady from NASA saying that ~"the orange/purple colour effects on the edge of the sun is just sun light escaping though the imperfections of the moon (small bites, you can see), e.g. craters etc., because the moon surface is not a perfect round ..."]
    But what is definitely true is that big flares are kind of rare (not a common everyday thing). Are small eruptions visible during the eclipse, e.g. with your instrument set up? I am not sure, but I kind of doubt that.
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