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#1 matt_astro_tx

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 06:36 AM

Considering that I did absolutely zero preparation and no dry runs and had never imaged an eclipse before and even forgot to remove the solar filter for the first minute of totality, I think I did pretty good.

 

All photos were taken by me with the following equipment:

 
2024 TSE Scope

 

Thousand Oaks Solar Film in a DIY Aperture Ring

Astro Tech AT60ED 60mm Doublet

Astro Tech 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Baader UV/IR Cut Filter

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ASIAir Pro

SA2i Pro

 

2024 TSE 010 Sequence Diagonal

 

2024 TSE 011 Sequence Horizontal

 
2024 TSE 000 Target
 
2024 TSE 001 Full Disk
 
2024 TSE 002 Totality
 
2024 TSE 003 Totality
 
2024 TSE 004 Totality
 
2024 TSE 005 Totality
 
2024 TSE 006 Totality
 
2024 TSE 007 Totality
 
2024 TSE 008 Totality
 
2024 TSE 009 Totality
 

Thanks for looking!


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:24 AM

It would be impressive even if you had done dry runs and produced the posted pictures. Nice work


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:27 AM

Outstanding!!!!!


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 09:18 AM

Nice job!  I just viewed the eclipse visually and didn't even try to take pictures.  Well, one picture with a cellphone to commemorate it, but nothing serious.


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 09:53 AM

That's incredible Matt. I was not so lucky with my plans here in SA. I wish I could have just viewed it. It was too cloudy. 


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Posted 24 April 2024 - 07:09 AM

Nice job!  I just viewed the eclipse visually and didn't even try to take pictures.  Well, one picture with a cellphone to commemorate it, but nothing serious.

Good on ya!  Honestly that's what I did when I went to Nashville to view the 2017 eclipse.  No cameras, no science.  I just stood there and marveled and I was moved to tears.

 

That was my advice to my five boys this time around: just grab a chair or lay on the grass and take it all in.  I was proud of them for doing just that.

 

But since this was my second eclipse I definitely wanted to try my hand at shooting it.


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Posted 24 April 2024 - 07:13 AM

I attempted to measure how large the solar prominences were and wrote an article I hope to post online.  I also asked for help verifying my method; or a vote of confidence anyway.  https://www.cloudyni...inences-please/



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Posted 24 April 2024 - 09:06 AM

Good on ya!  Honestly that's what I did when I went to Nashville to view the 2017 eclipse.  No cameras, no science.  I just stood there and marveled and I was moved to tears.

 

That was my advice to my five boys this time around: just grab a chair or lay on the grass and take it all in.  I was proud of them for doing just that.

 

But since this was my second eclipse I definitely wanted to try my hand at shooting it.

I was surprised at my visceral reaction to totality.  I completely understand being moved to tears.

Anyway, you got some great shots, Matt!



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Posted 24 April 2024 - 04:19 PM

I attempted to measure how large the solar prominences were and wrote an article I hope to post online.  I also asked for help verifying my method; or a vote of confidence anyway.  https://www.cloudyni...inences-please/

Yeah, I had guesstimated that the larger prominence from the western rim during the 2017 eclipse was about 4-5 earth diameters in height. The larger ones for this eclipse looked comparable, and a few perhaps even a bit taller than that.



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Posted 04 May 2024 - 04:51 AM

Yeah, I had guesstimated that the larger prominence from the western rim during the 2017 eclipse was about 4-5 earth diameters in height. The larger ones for this eclipse looked comparable, and a few perhaps even a bit taller than that.

Here's my final illustrations and estimates for the article.

 

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