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Luca Vanzella



Location of Photo:

Brandy Creek Beach, Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area, near Redding CA

Date/Time of photo:

May 20, 2012


- Canon Rebel XTi, with 18-55mm lens set on 21mm. - Solar image: Baader solar filter (visual), all at ISO 200, most at 1/250 sec at f/5.6. - Foreground image: unfiltered, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, f/8.0.


This is a composite image of the eclipse. All frames taken with the camera in a fixed position. The average spacing between solar images is 5 minutes and the sequence is centered on annularity. The next to last 4 solar images were clouded out, but right near C4, the sun briefly reappeared in a gap, so the final solar image is just visible in the low cloud. The foreground frame was taken 33 minutes before first contact, hence the glare from the sun on the upper left. The various clouds in the sky are representative of that afternoon.


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