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Rod Pommier

Location of Photo:

Portland, Oregon, USA

Date/Time of photo:

2015-09-27, 3:00 hours GMT


Celestron Super C8 Plus/Byers Mount, Celestron f/6.3 focal reducer-corrector, Canon EOS 20D camera.. Stack of eight 2-second exposures at ISO 800.


In Portland, Oregon, the moon rose just before onset of totality and climbed only a few degrees above the horizon before totality ended. Therefore, I had to shoot through a great deal of atmosphere, under a fairly bright twilight sky. To make matters photographically more difficult, it was a very dark (L=2) eclipse and conditions were windy. Long exposures were blurred by wind shaking the telescopeFor this image, I stacked eight 2-second exposures, which gave me a much better signal to noise ratio than the stack of only four 2-second exposures I posted earlier.


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