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Location of Photo:

Mount Vernon, Illinois

Date/Time of photo:

04/08/2024 time centered around 1405 local


Astro-Physics Traveler (105mm f/6) with Nikon Z8 for individual images and a Nikon Z7 with Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens, stopped down to F/2 for the wider view


The sky was slightly hazy with high cirrus clouds, both of which fortunately allowed for respectable photographic detail of both the surface of the sun and its corona. I used Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to assemble this collage. Nik Silver Efex was used for the monochrome conversion. A Nikon Z7 with 20mm f/1.8 lens and Lee 100mm solar filter (except during totality) allowed for a wide field of view and correct placement/orientation of solar images in the final photograph. Individual images of the sun were taken with an Astro-Physics Traveler (105mm f/6 refractor) and a Nikon Z8. The partial phases were filtered with a Baader Herschel prism.