2017 Solar Eclipse: Partial Phase I

2017 Solar Eclipse: Partial Phase I

Before totality, the Moon gobbles up a string of sunspots along the solar equator as it moves from right to left in this image.

  • Telescope: Stellarvue SVA130T-IS
  • Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini 2 controller
  • Autoguiding: No
  • Optical Configuration: 0.72x field flattener & reducer (f/5); Baader solar filter
  • Camera: Canon 60Da
  • Light Frame(s): Single, 1/5000-sec exposure
  • Calibration: None (no darks, no flats, no biases)
  • Exposure Time: 1/5000 sec
  • ISO: 100
  • Processing: Photoshop CC
  • Imaging Location: Prairie City, Ore.

Before totality, the Moon slowly swallows up a string of sunspots along the solar equator during the 2017 solar eclipse.

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