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Did anyone actuallt see the Diamond Ring or did you pull away?

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#51 audioaficionado

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

Saw both diamond rings. Only lasted a second on either end until it got too bright to be safe. Once the corona started washing out I averted my eyes. No spots or other issues afterwards.


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#52 RutileQ

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:04 PM

With the camera:

 

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I'm wondering what caused the radial banding.  I was shooting at f8, and they don't look like aperture stars. 


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#53 comprapescado

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

I was looking at the western horizon, as best as I recall, at the incoming shadow when someone called "Diamond Ring" at C2 and watched it turn into totality. Later they called out "50 seconds" remaining and finally 12 seconds and I watched the final moments of totality turn into the second Diamond Ring and continued to stare as long as I could until it got bright, so maybe 4-5 seconds.

 

Later, I had gotten sunblock into my eyes (not a rare occurrence) and it was burning so badly, I worried I had done some damage to my eyes, but as best as I can tell, even though I shouldn't have looked so long, they are OK.


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#54 Larry Mc

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

I observed the Diamond Ring at end of totality, for a brief second before the filters went back on.

Was a very intense light. Here's a video-capture pic: Made using a StellaCam3 & Canon 55mm CCTV lens mounted on a Skywatcher Star-Adventurer telescope mount

 

 

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