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Baily's Beads just after 3rd Contact, 


            Gilbert Ikezaki

Baily's Beads just after 3rd Contact

Technical card

Resolution: 4373x2460

Date:Aug. 21, 2017

Frames: 1

Focal length: 600

Data source: Traveller


During the Great American Eclipse, the Sun was very active with sunspots, prominences, and solar flares. The third contact exposed a large filament jutting from the Sun's surface. Until this eclipse I didn't know that you could capture the red color of a prominences as shown in this photo, and many others that have been uploaded to AstroBin. I think it must be that many astrophotographers were able to learn a lot about how to take pictures of an eclipse on the Internet, and we all did a lot of bracketing, trying many different levels of exposure.

Exposure for 600mm f/8:
1/125s @ ISO100

Location: Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho, USA.



Gilbert Ikezaki
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Baily's Beads just after 3rd Contact, 


            Gilbert Ikezaki