Now that I have just about recovered from a great Nightfall, it is time to start posting the fruits of my sleepless days and nights in Borrego Springs.
As I arrived on Thursday afternoon, I was just in time to catch some of the partial eclipse. However, I was just arriving and it takes about an hour to set everything up. Luckily, I have been preparing for this day and I whipped out my camera bag and attached my already set up solar capture lens train consisting of a manual 200mm lens, with and ND 1100 filter on the front and a Kenko 2X tele-extender on the back to my Canon EOS-M camera. A quick tripod setup and I managed to focus (somewhat) on the solar events. Not the best focus, but after three plus hours driving, my eyes weren’t the best. Also, I forgot to magnify the image on the screen to get a better focus. That happens when you are rushing.
Anyway, I also took a movie. You can see the sunspots change during the minute long film. All this event lacked was a coronal mass ejection and it would have been a trifecta of infinite proportions. BTW, the next day there was a spectacular CME. Oh well, it was still great.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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