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Photographer:

Donald Gardner

Email:

don.gardner@stanfordalumni.org

Location of Photo:

Atoll de Hao, French Polynesia

Date/Time of photo:

July 11, 2010 18:44 UTC

Equipment:

Canon 7D camera (18 Mpixel) with Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope and 1.6x Extender-QE 106 mm aperture, Focal ratio of 8 including Extender-QE ISO 400, 1/6000 sec exposure time, no filters

Description:

Pink prominences floating next to the Sun during a total eclipse as seen from the remote atoll of Hao (consisting of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon) about 550 miles east of Tahiti in the South Pacific. Lunar mountains and valleys can also be seen.

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