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Total Solar Eclipse July 2, 2019, 


            Diego Cartes

Total Solar Eclipse July 2, 2019

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Televue TV-76

Imaging cameras: Canon 40D modified

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Focal reducers: Televue 0.8x focal reducer / field flattener

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Pisinsight 1.8

Accessory: Intel NUC  ·  Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro2

Date: July 2, 2019

Time: 16:39

Frames: 1

Focal length: 380

Resolution: 1280x853

Locations: Llanos de Arqueros, Condoriaco, Región de Coquimbo, Chile

Data source: Traveller


I travelled with a group of astrophotographers to a remote area in the Atacama Desert of Chile, to see the total solar eclipse that ocurred on July 2th, 2019. We camped a couple of days before, to avoid traffic jams, and on the day of the event we set our telescopes and waited. We knew what was going to happen, but still, to see the day turn night in an instant, and a black sun floating in the sky, surrounded in a beautiful corona, left us speechless and somewhat paralyzed. I tried to aim for the solar corona and captured this image on the totality stage, with no past experience in solar eclipses, so it's not the best, but still is a nice testimony of an experience i would never forget.



Total Solar Eclipse July 2, 2019, 


            Diego Cartes

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