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Well, I've finally processed my eclipse data, more than a month after the main event!
Taken with a Nikon D610 with the 24-80mm f/3.5 lens at 24mm f/4. The eclipsed sun is an HDR composite of three exposures - 1/250th, 1/30, and 1/4 seconds at ISO 200, and the 1/4 second exposure used for the landscape. Processed entirely in GIMP.
I wasn't originally planning on photographing the eclipse, but changed my mind on the day, looked up an exposure guide, and just held down the shutter whilst watching the eclipse. Needless to say, I was surprised that anything came out at all!
On the full size picture, Regulus is at about 8 o clock of the eclipsed sun, and prominences are visible at 2 o clock and 4 o clock. (Or at least I like to think so!)
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Here I present to you for your consideration my second Solar Eclipse contest entry of the North American Total Eclipse of 2017. This one is a single exposure of the all too fleeting minute of Totality we had here on the Oregon Coast. This slightly underexposed picture really showcases the beautiful Corona and amazing towering prominences that became visible just then.
As before I used a Stellarvue SV80ED doublet refractor with a Canon 5Dmkiii full frame DSLR on an Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G tracking mount. I used ISO 400 and this one was shot at 1/50th shutter speed in Manual mode.
I just slightly edited this single RAW exposure in Adobe camera RAW in shadows and highlights to bring out some wispy corona details and resized for posting. I hope you all have a chance to experience an event like this in your lifetime for it truly will never be forgotten.
What a ride!!
5 a.m. it was crystal clear.
6 a.m. it was completely fogged over.
7 a.m. it was cloudy and looking like a complete wash.
8 a.m. it looked horrible.
8:59 a.m. whats this blue sky?!!!
9 a.m. it cleared!!!!
Hands down the most amazing event of my life. The chromosphere and corona was glorious!! I hope you all had the chance to experience it. No words but I was able to capture it for you. This was done with 15 exposures using a Stellarvue SV80ED and ATFF2 on a full frame Canon at 560mm and slightly cropped. I hope you all caught it even if it was just on the telly. No words can really describe it.
Let me know what you think of the final results. Look up!