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Technical card

Resolution: 6000x4000

Date:July 2, 2019

Time: 16:39

Frames: 10

Focal length: 300

Locations: 2019 Solar Eclipse, La Higuera, Region de Coquimbo, Chile

Data source: Traveller


This is a composite of 10 images ranging in exposure time from 1/4000s to 1s at ISO-200, f/5.6.
Combining exposures like this lets you see the different brightness levels of the corona that your eyes can see, but the camera is less good at picking up. Super cool!

The dot of light over on the right-hand side is the star Mebsuta, which is in the leg of one of the Gemini twins. It's an eruptive variable star that is 900 lightyears away, and is 7600 times brighter, 150 times wider, and 7-9 times the mass of our sun. It also has a dimmer companion star that wasn't formed with Mebsuta, but is just passing through the vicinity.



Molly Wakeling
License: None (All rights reserved)


Solar Eclipse 2019 Corona Composite, 


            Molly Wakeling