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Taken 20-May-12


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Keywords:Annular Eclipse, Astrophotography, Mt. Lassen National Park, The Sun, Totality
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Dimensions4000 x 2737
Original file size3.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken20-May-12 18:29
Date modified10-Sep-12 02:27
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Camera modelNIKON D800
Exposure1/200 at f/NA
ISO speedISO 1000
Annular Eclipse Totality

Annular Eclipse Totality

I travelled to Mt. Lassen National Park on May 20, 2012 to capture the 2012 Annular Eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun, causing the Sun to look like an annulus, or ring, blocking most of the Sun's light.Over the course of several hours, I captured the event from first limb crossing to totality using a hydrogen-alpha bandpass limited solar telescope. Each frame in the time-lapse sequence represents 9 individual frames combined into a high-dynamic-range image to fully capture the features on the solar disk and outer limb.