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#126 deerfield

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 07:13 PM

Quick picks of a few jpegs from Bloomington.  Hopefully, I’ll be able dig through the raw files to find some more.

 

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May I have your permission for personal non-commercial use of the first of these three shots?

 

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#127 DrkNite

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 07:44 PM

Various representative images, taken from Indianapolis:

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#128 EricTheCat

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 07:46 PM

Turkey Bayou Campground, Shawnee National Forest, IL
I have ZERO clue how to process my eclipse images, so these have only been cropped/centered, turned into JPG, and file size reduced to post here.
If anyone could be so kind as to point me in the proper direction for good, easy-to-follow tutorials on eclipse post-processing, I'd be grateful.
I currently have GIMP, RawTherapee, Photoshop CS2, Siril, DSS, AutoStakkert....willing to look into something else if necessary, but cannot afford the likes of PixInsight at the moment.

I would also like to note that while I have zero issue with terrestrial/traditional photo editing, my astro post-processing leaves a lot to be desired. And I have yet to create a successful stack, much less a final product that isn't a train wreck.
Advice and pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
Lovely photos from everyone!

Nebula Photos on youtube recently posted a video tutorial you might find helpful:

https://www.youtube....h?v=ILi9qcfp_dE
 


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Posted 11 April 2024 - 08:00 PM

May I have your permission for personal non-commercial use of the first of these three shots?

 

Gerry

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Sure, glad you like it.  The images posted here are reduced to meet the posting requirements.  I’m still on the road but if you send me your contact info via PM, I can transfer the full size JPEG when I get settled in.



#130 Steven.Hagler

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 11:05 PM

Amazing composite! What did you use to stitch the images?


Mostly GIMP…essential brought each (color enhanced & cropped) image in as a layer and played around with placement before flattening and final crop. I have very junior GIMP (or, PhotoShop) skills, so there’s likely better ways.

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#131 BobInBaltimore

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Posted 11 April 2024 - 11:42 PM

Images shot from Coolbrook, NH with a Nikon Z8 and a 480 mm, f/6 telescope. Also from a Nikon D850 with a 14-24 mm lens.

 

The most exciting feature to me is the 5th and 6th magnitude stars Zetta Piscium and 88 Piscium showing up in the The image. I initial thought that they were hot pixels, but a posting by Bigger on DPReview called them to my attention. That is the 5th image in the sequence below. (Assuming I know what I am doing.)

 

The last two images are wide angle (14 mm) showng mid eclipse and clouds low on the horizon, and then 20 minutes after 3rd contact.

 

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-JjxTt8N

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-zLKPTvQ

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-q53CN7r

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-X8wmJxz

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-799pCzr

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-CM9LXFF

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-76jGVfB

https://www.scientia...-2024/i-dcsfNBp


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#132 mmuir

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 12:54 AM

This was taken from Mazatlan with a Sony A7rv with a 100-400 lens and a 1.4 extender. 

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#133 min_rk

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 01:09 AM

I do not have any stellar images as I could not achieve perfect focus due to my filter.
GOLDEN CORE1

 


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#134 Steven.Hagler

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 11:05 AM

Adding yet another of my images.  As I was going through all of my captures, I came across this one.  Not a great quality photo, but I love that this happened.   This is from a FujiFilm XE-3 with 200mm Lens on Tripod.  

 

Plane Eclipse

 

 

I believe this to be a 777 departing out of DFW.

 

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#135 dghundt

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 01:56 PM

 

Getting into the HDR. Still figuring it out. This is using the radial blur in photoshop to bring out the coronal loops.

 

 
 
 
This one is to bring out the planets—not in a realistic way or even aesthetically pleasing way... just to show them with lots of contrast.
 
 

 

 

I found Fred Espanak's article on radial contrast very effective.

 

http://web.boun.edu....ok/espenakf.pdf



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Posted 12 April 2024 - 04:48 PM

Here's my contribution to this thread. I was super pleased to capture some good solar prominences. Photo details: Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II @ 188mm, 1/400s, ISO 100, f8.0.

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#137 AstronoDon

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 05:55 PM

Lots of data to go through but so far these are my favorite standouts. Shot from Prouty Beach in Newport, VT.

 

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 11:20 PM

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

 

 

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#139 FlankerOneTwo

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Posted 12 April 2024 - 11:53 PM

HDR composite, 7 exposures from 0.5ms to 2s, 2 stops apart

ASI6200MC / WO FLT 132 / AP Mach2GTO

Imaged from Petit Jean Mountain, AR

 

Hope you enjoy it! Lots more data to churn through!

 

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 09:45 AM

This won't win any contests, but, since I resolved to view the spectacle instead of fiddling with equipment, I am reasonably happy with how it turned out, except for the framing.

 

Location: Miramichi airport, NB.

Camera: Pentax IST-DL

Lens: 55mm prime

Filter: Thousand Oaks film in home-made frame

Mount: fixed tripod, no tracking

Timing: wristwatch and finger on remote shutter release

Frame alignment: I just used the natural motion of the sky.  Framing is as it came out of the camera, hence the goof at totality!

 

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#141 John Jarosz

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 12:24 PM

Lots of very nice images. I got some usable images but Cleveland had high thin clouds that destroyed views of the corona. My 2nd eclipse and clouds with my first photo attempt.  My first eclipse back in ‘17 was perfect but since it was my first I didn’t try any photo. 



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Posted 13 April 2024 - 02:38 PM

What amazing images!  Thank you all for sharing.

 

Though there were high clouds in Bloomington, IN, this was easily the best of my 3 totals (Feb. 1980 and August 2017 being the previous two).  Contrary to my plan to strictly eyeball it, I decided to compromise and photograph it in totally automated mode.  I figured if that didn't work, well, too bad, but at least the eyeball part would still work.

 

So, I used Eclipse Orchestrator to control a Canon D70 to do a pre-C1 to post-C4 session.  The scope was a Tak FSQ-85ED driven by an Astro-Physics 900GTO.  Despite being a newbie eclipse photographer, I'm happy to report that I got some good ones.  Instead of showing you what looks pretty much like everyone else's, here is the HDR combo of several bracketed images of the corona, showing the full corona and Earthshine.  Not as cool as ones by HDR pros, but good as a first attempt.  Hope y'all like it.

 

 

 

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I think that your picture number 94 is pretty much what the outer corona looked like in my Canon 15x50 image-stabilized binoculars from superbly transparent skies at Lac Megantic, Quebec where the only clouds were cirrus within 3 degrees of the western horizon (pretty much exactly as forecast which is why we relocated there from Niagara Falls).

 

[No, I did not see the Earthshine which is in your image -- a sunspot maximum corona is probably too bright to see Earthshine visually, which was seen at the 2009 totality due to the wimpy corona at that sunspot minimum eclipse.]



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Posted 13 April 2024 - 04:27 PM

Gah, I'm confused. I've got some images in my gallery here at CN. How can I post any of these images to this thread.

 

I can get a link to post but I was trying to get the gallery image itself.

 

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#144 chvvkumar

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 05:51 PM

Gah, I'm confused. I've got some images in my gallery here at CN. How can I post any of these images to this thread.

 

I can get a link to post but I was trying to get the gallery image itself.

 

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 08:36 PM

Here is my eclipse composite, taken from Poplar Bluff, MO.

 

Instrument: Skywatcher 190MN with Canon 6D. The camera was controlled by a custom Python script that calls gphoto2. Partial phases with a Baader AstroSolar OD5.0 filter.

 

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#146 PeteM

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Posted 13 April 2024 - 08:46 PM

This is my first Total Eclipse and really any solar imaging. But I had a blast viewing this with my family and taking images with a slapped together setup of a tripod-Sharpstar 61EDPHii-Nikon D5100. Taken from Grand Praire, Texas (between Dallas and Fort Worth). I really lucked out on getting no clouds for the totality and enough clear skies for the partial phases to put this montage together:

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 01:25 AM

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ahhhh ... I see it now. Thanks!

 

I imaged from Spencer, Indiana. Some high, thin clouds but still pretty nice. Shot with a Nikon D500 with either a 500mm PF or a 200-500 at 500mm

 

crop of prominences just prior to C3

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just prior to C2
Eclipse nearC2 20240408 D500 DSC 5489

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 08:29 AM

Turkey Bayou Campground, Shawnee National Forest, IL
I have ZERO clue how to process my eclipse images, so these have only been cropped/centered, turned into JPG, and file size reduced to post here.
If anyone could be so kind as to point me in the proper direction for good, easy-to-follow tutorials on eclipse post-processing, I'd be grateful.
I currently have GIMP, RawTherapee, Photoshop CS2, Siril, DSS, AutoStakkert....willing to look into something else if necessary, but cannot afford the likes of PixInsight at the moment.

I would also like to note that while I have zero issue with terrestrial/traditional photo editing, my astro post-processing leaves a lot to be desired. And I have yet to create a successful stack, much less a final product that isn't a train wreck.
Advice and pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
Lovely photos from everyone!

Nebula Photos on YouTube just posted a video on basic solar eclipse photography processing using Photoshop. https://www.youtube....qcfp_dE&t=1410s

 

He also has other videos on his channel using GIMP on astrophotos, but the basic concepts apply. I use GIMP because I can't afford Photoshop. smile.gif


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#149 foxwoodastronomy

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 08:41 AM

This is my second attempt at corona processing using the Smart Object Mead method that Nico discussed.  This is about all the patience I have to put into the HDR work.

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#150 Alan D. Whitman

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Posted 14 April 2024 - 09:15 AM

This is my second attempt at corona processing using the Smart Object Mead method that Nico discussed.  This is about all the patience I have to put into the HDR work.

Thank-you Gordon. Your image just became the desktop image on my computer because it shows the outer corona as I saw it with Canon 15x50 image-stabilized binoculars under clear and superbly transparent sky at Lac Megantic, Quebec (as was accurately forecast days in advance) after we relocated from overcast Niagara Falls (as was also accurately forecast days in advance).

 

For decades my desktop image that I see every time that I open my computer has been of the latest totality.


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