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Annular Eclipse Sequence [C_040079+5s] | by Steven Christenson
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Annular Eclipse Sequence [C_040079+5s]

These photos were taken every five minutes starting when the sun was already partially eclipsed and ended a few frames before it set because at the tail end the sun hit some clouds, poor thing.


The sun photos were actually taken every 30 seconds and here I've selected every tenth one. The background photo was taken just after sunset with the camera still pointed in the same location. In the foreground at the bottom is Pyramid Lake, Nevada where the path of maximum annularity crossed. And no, we weren't part of the Hippy Hoedown taking place to our North.


Details about planning (and processing) appear on my BLOG.


Some quick details, however:


All solar shots:

Canon 5D Mark II with 70-200mm lens at 70mm with Baader Astrosolar Filter.

Each sun exposure: 1/6400, ISO 125, f/8.0


Background exposure (after sunset, solar filter removed):

f/11, ISO 125, 1/200.


My nerdy compadres on this adventure included:








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Taken on May 21, 2012