Nightscapes & Deep Sky Colors

Astrophotography Brian A. Morganti


Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017 - Southeastern Pennsylvania


click on the above solar disc images for a much larger view showing sunspots

On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun crossed the entire United States from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of South Carolina.  Only those in the 70 mile wide swath of the moon's shadow experienced 100% totality. 

Here in southeastern Pennsylvania we experienced a 75.4% maximum coverage at 2:41pm EDT as shown in the center image above. 

The image on the right shows the start of the eclipse 10 minutes after the moon's shadow bit into the moon, and ends 10 minutes before conclusion of the eclipse on the left.  Images are 20 minutes apart.


White Light Solar Disc Images  11-13-2013

All are single RAW Images taken with a Canon T1i mounted to a Televue NP101is & 2X Power Mate = f/l 1080mm @ f 10.8


Baader Mylar Photo Filter:  ISO 100 - 1/4000 sec

Baader Mylar Photo Filter + Continuum Filter:  ISO400 - 1/4000

Thousand Oaks Glass 2+ Filter:  ISO800 - 1/4000

Click on Images for larger view

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