Annular Solar Eclipse 21 Jun 2020

rameshtahlan

Super User
21 Jun 2020 Annular Solar Eclipse.
PART 1

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE OVER HIMALAYAS ALSO,

SO those living along the path in the image, if you don't have Solar Goggles, you can use two layers of Xray film that is processed and is dark, or use the glass used by welders. But if you use anything other than the Solar Goggles, do not look at Sun for too long, However, at time of Totality, which will be of a few minutes, you can view directly with your eyes, as the sun will be almost totally covered by the Moon, but as soon as the Sun starts to appear, do not look at it directly.

Where will you be on 21 Jun 2020 at exact 12:01 pm when the Totality will occur, and you can view with naked eyes. .
It will start about 1 hour before and end 1 hour later.
If you in the path of 100%, you sure are lucky.
If you a few km away, you could just drive to the 100% area.
but for me in Delhi where i stay, i have to drive 210km to Kurukshetra to catch it.
and seeing the crises, that is not possible.
PART 2 I will cover what equipment i have,
PART 3 I will cover some setting to capture it.


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rameshtahlan

Super User
Annular Solar Eclipse Trial Run.

So today was a trial run for two aspects.

One, as the North Star would not be visible at night to set up my Tracker, so in the day time, i set the Latitude of Delhi on Tracker itself as it has degrees marked, and with the help of Compass on Mob, pointed the Tracker to approx the North.

Two, To check the settings. What i used today were
ISO 100.
f/11
1,2000
Exposure Bracket, 7 steps, up to + - 2 Stops.

The results are as you can see in the 7 images, the camera clicks the 1st image at what i have set, and then clicks the under to over exposure shots.

RESULTS.
I tracked the Sun for 30min, and the sun remained fairly good in the centre of the frame where i had kept it with a very slight drift to one side, and so over 2 hours of tracking tomorrow, it would be good enough, and if the sun does tend to go out of the frame i will make one adjustment. I have marked the there legs of the tripod on the ground, so that i am pointing the Tracking at almost the same point in space as today. Very satisfied with todays tracking, and even surprised myself.

On the exposure side, not too bad, but will keep Exposure to about 1/1,250 so that the underexposure shots are not totally black like today.

Camera Canon 5D Mk3 (Full Frame Sensor)
Canon 100-400L with Sigma 2X Convertor.
Solar Film on Lens and Solar Goggles.
Intervalometer.





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citymonk

Super User
Annular Solar Eclipse Trial Run.

So today was a trial run for two aspects.

One, as the North Star would not be visible at night to set up my Tracker, so in the day time, i set the Latitude of Delhi on Tracker itself as it has degrees marked, and with the help of Compass on Mob, pointed the Tracker to approx the North.

Two, To check the settings. What i used today were
ISO 100.
f/11
1,2000
Exposure Bracket, 7 steps, up to + - 2 Stops.

The results are as you can see in the 7 images, the camera clicks the 1st image at what i have set, and then clicks the under to over exposure shots.

RESULTS.
I tracked the Sun for 30min, and the sun remained fairly good in the centre of the frame where i had kept it with a very slight drift to one side, and so over 2 hours of tracking tomorrow, it would be good enough, and if the sun does tend to go out of the frame i will make one adjustment. I have marked the there legs of the tripod on the ground, so that i am pointing the Tracking at almost the same point in space as today. Very satisfied with todays tracking, and even surprised myself.

On the exposure side, not too bad, but will keep Exposure to about 1/1,250 so that the underexposure shots are not totally black like today.

Camera Canon 5D Mk3 (Full Frame Sensor)
Canon 100-400L with Sigma 2X Convertor.
Solar Film on Lens and Solar Goggles.
Intervalometer.





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Great Tracking of Sun.
Best of luck for tomorrow.
 

adsatinder

explorer
The majestic 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse visible

June 21, 2020 12:35 IST


People across the world, especially in India, started posting photos of the solar eclipse on social media this morning once the planetary event became visible from their cities.
People in parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttarakhand saw the dramatic "ring of fire" in the sky -- the first solar eclipse of 2020.



People in other parts of India were able to see a partial solar eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan.


Several temples have been shut in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.

IMAGE: A partial solar eclipse is seen from Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

IMAGE: The Solar Eclipse as seen in the skies of Dehradun. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

IMAGE: People use protective glasses to observe a partial solar eclipse from Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters





IMAGE: A crow stands on a roof as a partial solar eclipse is observed in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The majestic 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse visible
 
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