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The August 2017 eclipse

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Well, that was well worth the 125 miles (one way) and 8 hours trip! The weather was looking a bit dubious at first due to heavy high level clouds, but it cleared up as we got close to the eclipse path. We were glad to find a nice spot just quarter mile from the center of the path without any traffic, closer to the highway and directly on center of the path it was pretty crowded. I'm surprised there weren't more accidents (or we just haven't heard about them yet) due to the number of people who were just pulled over onto the side of highways sitting in folding chairs 5 feet from the road.

 

Several exposures merged together, the blue squiggly spot (handheld 1/15" at 600mm equivalent) on the bottom left is the star Regulus:

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A sequence of exposures showing the corona and and some nice red prominences:

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Moments before totality, with the umbra darkening the nearer clouds and the very distant clouds already out of the eclipse. The image is a bit blurry because of the 1/15s hand-held exposure:

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And a panorama centered to the east showing the general area while we waited a hour or so before the eclipse arrived:

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34 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

Thanks for that photo sequence. :)

He should have added a spoiler warning! 

I want to whatch the event when its played in germany again. :-) 

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