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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 15:35
by HarbingerDawn
Did some preliminary photo processing, here are a few sample shots (I plan to do something really great when I finally get home).

Partial eclipse, with sunspots visible
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Prominences and inner corona
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Outer corona and Regulus, also Moon faintly visible in Earthshine
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Diamond ring and more prominences
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:01
by A-L-E-X
There were solar prominences visible on the edge of the solar limb- they look pink in pictures!

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:01
by A-L-E-X
Oops I see some of you already posted them lol

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:03
by A-L-E-X
the photo guy wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
HarbingerDawn wrote:
I just returned to my hotel from viewing the eclipse in Madisonville, Tennessee. Sky was clear and eclipse was visible the whole time. Very nice experience, except for the extreme heat. Once the moon started blocking the sun though it got better :)

Will post pictures whenever I process them, some will have to wait until Thursday.

Sorry you didn't get to see it with me SpaceEngineer!

I just wish these things lasted longer :(  Do you think in the future humanity might be able to engineer our own artificial eclipses and give them a wider coverage and make them last longer?  What kind of tech would it take?


I don't know what it would take. But I feel like having an artificial or in other words "a forced" eclipse wouldn't be as special as a natural eclipse. Natural eclipse seem to come rare enough for if someone where to see it, It feels so special. But a forced eclipse that comes say every year wouldn't feel as special after some time.

You're probably right.  I'm already planning for 2024 lol.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:10
by the photo guy
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post You're probably right.  I'm already planning for 2024 lol.

I'm hoping to travel to the destination of where the sun is going to be blocked 100%. even though I most defiantly hate flying or driving car for long periods of time. getting to know new places and seeing the world is something worth doing in your 20's! so by 2024 if I'm traveling and having fun in my 20's I'm going to be sure to join everybody for the 2024 solar eclipse :)

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:15
by A-L-E-X
the photo guy wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post You're probably right.  I'm already planning for 2024 lol.

I'm hoping to travel to the destination of where the sun is going to be blocked 100%. even though I most defiantly hate flying or driving car for long periods of time. getting to know new places and seeing the world is something worth doing in your 20's! so by 2024 if I'm traveling and having fun in my 20's I'm going to be sure to join everybody for the 2024 solar eclipse :)

It's in my state (NY) so I just need to drive 3 hours straight north.  I'm just hoping early April weather isn't bad up there that year.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 17:19
by the photo guy
A-L-E-X wrote:
the photo guy wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post You're probably right.  I'm already planning for 2024 lol.

I'm hoping to travel to the destination of where the sun is going to be blocked 100%. even though I most defiantly hate flying or driving car for long periods of time. getting to know new places and seeing the world is something worth doing in your 20's! so by 2024 if I'm traveling and having fun in my 20's I'm going to be sure to join everybody for the 2024 solar eclipse :)

It's in my state (NY) so I just need to drive 3 hours straight north.  I'm just hoping early April weather isn't bad up there that year.

new York is very far from where I currently am. I'm sure weather is one of the most worrying things to anybody one it comes to solar eclipse :P. So even though its far from now, lets hope the weather is good!

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 19:00
by HarbingerDawn
Ok, I couldn't wait until I got home, so I tried to do that "really great" thing I promised while still on the road.

Rough HDR composite of the solar corona!

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:18
by Watsisname
Great HDR! That looks a very close match to how we saw it in Oregon. :)

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:20
by SCtester
I drove to Albany, Oregon to see it in totality. What an insane, beautiful, wondrous experience. So glad I was able to see it in it's path of totality. While on the topic, the latest SE updated does a nice job of showing the eclipse!

I was too focused on being amazed, so unfortunately I don't have any awesome photos to share like some other people here. 

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:40
by A-L-E-X
the photo guy wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
the photo guy wrote:
I'm hoping to travel to the destination of where the sun is going to be blocked 100%. even though I most defiantly hate flying or driving car for long periods of time. getting to know new places and seeing the world is something worth doing in your 20's! so by 2024 if I'm traveling and having fun in my 20's I'm going to be sure to join everybody for the 2024 solar eclipse :)

It's in my state (NY) so I just need to drive 3 hours straight north.  I'm just hoping early April weather isn't bad up there that year.

new York is very far from where I currently am. I'm sure weather is one of the most worrying things to anybody one it comes to solar eclipse :P. So even though its far from now, lets hope the weather is good!

It also goes into eastern Canada so you could drive to Montreal to see it.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:41
by A-L-E-X
Watsisname wrote:
Great HDR!  That looks a very close match to how we saw it in Oregon. :)

Is there some way to do an HDR so one can see both the craters on the moon and the sun's corona at the same time?

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:42
by midtskogen
totality.jpg
diamondring.jpg

Superb, Harb.  I've got a couple of snapshots from one of my video cameras.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:43
by midtskogen
Estimated arrival (without stops) at my hotel is now 2am. :(

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: 21 Aug 2017 20:44
by A-L-E-X
midtskogen wrote:
totality.jpgdiamondring.jpg
Superb, Harb.  I've got a couple of snapshots from one of my video cameras.

Wow I didn't know Norway saw totality!