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Corona midway

Started by RolandC, 08/28/2017 06:18PM
Posted 08/28/2017 06:18PM Opening Post
From Casper Wyoming, shot with 130GDX Starfire refractor, by Marj Christen, processed by me, 5 shots @ 1/250 second and 3 shots @ 1/100 second layered in Photoshop, Sony NEX7 camera. We had thin high altitude cloud that appeared just as totality occurred. Although it obscured the outermost corona, it added some faint rainbow colors to the corona and especially to the diamond ring.

This is my first attempt at combining some Jpegs. I will eventually process the Raws which should produce better dynamic range.

Rolando

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Posted 08/28/2017 06:22PM #1
Closeup crop of the prominences

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Posted 08/28/2017 08:09PM #2
Hi, Rolando. Those are, of course, SPECTACULAR! We were at my friend's house in Bar Nunn, just north of you. We got decent shots and maybe a ~hint~ of shadow bands video. From there, a somewhat pesky cirrus was right there and scattered a lot, but the view was still wonderful. I officially christened my Zeiss 20x60 IS on the eclipse. Also saw a bunch of NASA guys and Greg, from FLI. Tom

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 08/29/2017 07:26AM #3
Roland Christen said:

From Casper Wyoming, shot with 130GDX Starfire refractor, by Marj Christen, processed by me, 5 shots @ 1/250 second and 3 shots @ 1/100 second layered in Photoshop, Sony NEX7 camera. We had thin high altitude cloud that appeared just as totality occurred. Although it obscured the outermost corona, it added some faint rainbow colors to the corona and especially to the diamond ring.

This is my first attempt at combining some Jpegs. I will eventually process the Raws which should produce better dynamic range.

Rolando

Very nice! Jim
Posted 08/30/2017 09:01AM #4
Beautiful sequence, Rolando! Can't wait to see the version with combined raws! It's amazing the differences in the prominences across time - you shot your eclipse sequence (in Wyoming) ahead of mine in Kentucky, and there is an obvious difference in the prominences between the two shots.

Eric
Posted 08/30/2017 12:39PM #5
Nice captures Marj! Thanks for sharing.

I missed this one but hope to be outside of Kerrville in 2024.