Eddington epilogue

I was lucky to have ended up at this observing location with such excellent weather. When planning to view total eclipses, I am advised to arrange for other activities as well; the eclipse itself is subject to fickle viewing conditions (my one prior total solar eclipse effort was thwarted, but the travel experience was rewarding nevertheless).

While I was mesmerized by the experience and NOT taking pictures, my script-driven camera captured more than just background stars for measuring gravitational deflections. Here are my three favorites.


My HDR composite spanning 14 stops of exposure and showing some of the structure in the corona.


A shot at third contact showing some prominences and the emergence of two “beads”


The end of totality marked by the “diamond ring” left a lasting impression; a signature of the unique event we had just witnessed.


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