Tom, Excellent work. Thanks for sharing. Bernard -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Polakis Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:08 PM To: AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Eclipse Photos and Movies A group of us did a long weekend of observing through eclipse night at a site between Kanab and Page, less than two miles north of the centerline. Like everybody else in the Southwest, we experienced very good conditions. I set up a TV101 with a Herschel wedge that we used visually only for white-light views. Next to it was a 70mm Pronto equipped with a 60mm Coronado H-alpha filter. Use of that scope alternated between visual and webcam videos. A Canon 50D with a 300mm lens and a timer remote was used for some telephoto time lapse sequences. Finally, a long time-lapse sequence was done with a 20D and a fisheye. The gallery is here. Some of the files are large. http://www.pbase.com/polakis/solareclipse2012 The first animated GIF, sped up 25 times, is deliberately overexposed in an attempt to capture first contact on the chromosphere before it could be seen in white light. The second image is a still frame of a "fila-prom" not long before second contact. I was too mesmerized by Baily's Beads and second contact to put the camera in the focuser, but the third file shows third contact, again sped up by a factor of 25.. The fourth and fifth files used the 300mm telephoto lens. They are sequences around the middle of annularity. Start time was critical, and it was great to learn that SkySafai nailed the time of central eclipse at our location. Rumors that Lynn Blackburn watched the entire eclipse on SkySafari proved to to be false. Finally, we moved the equipment to a location on the field with a clearer shot of a distant horizon to view the setting, eclipsed sun in white light through the wedge. I photographed it at a 6-second interval. As usual, the best visual view during mid-eclipse was at 1x, through the solar glasses. Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.