Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Page

The Aug 21/17 Solar Eclipse is Over! This page will be devoted to featuring images and reports from eclipse-goers!

The Solar Eclipse Special issue is now available!
Click here: Part 1: Eclipse Special (pg 1 to 9) 5.3 MB
Click here: Part 2: Eclipse Special (pg 10 to 18) 9.6 MB

Screen Shot 2017-09-03 at 3.01.25 PM.......................Screen Shot 2017-09-03 at 3.00.17 PM

Solar Eclipse SUCCESS!
BAS members had spectacular views in Grand Is. NE!

John H. put together this composite showing the first and last diamond rings and a contrast enhanced image of the corona during totality.



Image by Julian D. above is a single image of totality and shows the tendrils of the corona. Note also that Regulus is visible lower left. The Aug 21 solar eclipse was seen by 26 BAS members who set up at the KOA outside Grand Is. NE. Lots more details about this trip are now available in the Solar Eclipse special on the HOME and 2017 SOL.ECL. pages. See the Meeting Recap here: Sep 6 regular meeting for some of the images and videos.

Frank Williams provides this composite below:

eclipse collage 14 with text

Frank W. did more processing on the central image which involved stacking more than 2 dozen shots of the corona taken at different exposures to try to reproduce the view as the eye saw it. The central image is slightly enlarged for effect, all phases of the eclipse had the same size Sun. Also Frank composited in the pinhole image he took showing the partial phase of the eclipse. See the Solar Eclipse Special on the top of the
HOME page for more about how to take these images -look in Part 2 pg 13 for Pinhole Eclipsing.

Previous Information included a Presentation Jun 7 on Solar Eclipses in general:
Click on the link here:
June 7 Sol Ecl pres. or the image of page 1 below to download your copy of the June 7 eclipse presentation.

Sol Ecl pres June 7-cvr