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Total eclipse road trip
Eclipse as seen from Texas. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show. [Narrative]
Eclipse totality, prominences visible. Start of the partial phase of the eclipse, orange mylar filter.  Some thin clouds in the lower half. Partial phase of the eclipse, orange mylar filter. Partial phase of the eclipse, switched to neutral glass filter. Partial phase of the eclipse, neutral glass filter. Partial phase of the eclipse, filter off.
Totality approaching, filter off.  Despite the clouds, prominence visible at lower right. Totality approaching, filter off.  Despite the clouds, prominence visible at lower right. Diamond ring as totality approaches. Totality. Totality. Totality.
Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent. Detail of previous image.  Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent. Zoomed out from previous two images.  Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent. Totality, slower exposure to show corona. Reprocess of previous image, highlights adjusted to show prominences toward the end of totality. Diamond ring reappearing.
Diamond ring reappearing. Back to a partial phase, orange mylar filter. A week after the eclipse, the moon is gone and there are more sunspots.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus. Two days after the previous image, trying out new T-mount and eyepiece adapter with some high clouds passing in front of the sun.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus. Another day, another sun image.  Despite the clouds, this was the sharpest image I got on this day.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus. Closeup of sun.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, 20mm eyepiece and Scopetronix MaxView I (with Barlow).
May as well finish off this album with a shot of the full moon.  6D, 500mm, 1.4x extender. On the trip down to Texas, young bison with a muddy face, Custer State Park, SD. On the trip down to Texas, bison in Custer State Park, SD. On the trip down to Texas, Bighorn ewe in Custer State Park, SD. On the way to the eclipse, blue bonnet near Wichita Falls, TX.

Blog Entries for Total eclipse road trip:
April 2024
4/20/2024 Digiscoping the Sun - Testing out different gadgets. sun, photography
4/8/2024 Total eclipse - Totality in Texas. sun, moon, photography

Blog Entries for other Spring 2024:
June 2024
6/9/2024 Flicker - Flicker appears in yard. flicker, hummingbird, blackbird, grackle, photography
6/7/2024 Bees - Bees and flowers along the Palisades Trail. bee, flower
6/6/2024 Blue and Green - Hummingbird flight shots. hummingbirds, photography
6/3/2024 Hummingbird Update - The feeder has been active. hummingbirds, photography
May 2024
5/2/2024 Bluebirds - Nesting begins. bluebirds, photography
April 2024
4/17/2024 Your results may vary - Difference in the corona, 2017 eclipse versus 2024. sun, photography
4/16/2024 Backyard tripods - Telescopes and motion sensors pointed at the sun and bluebirds respectively. sun, bluebirds

 
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