- Partial Solar Eclipse -
10/Jun/2002, Foster City, California, USA
I mounted my 3.5" Orion Solar Filter on the 12"LX200 by using a trashcan lid.
This is the sequence I observed. The corresponding times are :
17:09 17:24 17:32 17:40 17:50 17:56 18:00 18:10 18:16 18:25 18:35 18:45 19:05
This is the animated sequence of the above partial eclipse.
I used my 12" to take some zoom images and piggy-back my 500mm for the standard pictures.
This is the climax with 72% at 18:15 Pacific Time.
Zooming in on one of the spots / contour of the Moon at 18:24.
The surface of the moon is kinda visible through it's contours at 18:50.
A decent clear shot at 18:55.
... There was a lot of sweating involved... ;-)
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