[AZ-Observing] Viewing the Annular

  • From: Stan Gorodenski <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 08:13:46 -0700

I am embarrassed to be so ignorant. Am I correct in assuming the Lunt 
Wedge or the Thousand Oaks solar filter on a 5" refractor will work 
"good" at maximum eclipse, where 85% of the sun light will be covered by 
the moon? It seems these filters should work because we are observing 
intensity, not flux, but I wonder how well they will work to see Baily 
(misspelled?) beads and in general just the sliver of sunlight clearing 
the moon's disk.
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