Continuous composed image of Annular Solar Eclipse (May 21, 2012)

Date & Time: May 21, 2012, from 06:20 to 09:05 JST(+0900)
Lighten mode composed 34shots with 5min. interval, exposed 1/250sec. each
Optical: TAMRON 17-50mm F2.8 (f=17mm, Aperture: F4.8)
with BaaderPlanetarium AstroSolar filter
Fixed on tripod
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...JPEG-FINE(5184 x 3456)
Sensitivity...ISO100, White Balance...Manual

This continuously composed image shows you the whole progress of Annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2012 recorded by a fixed digital still camera for about 2.5 hours.
The landscape image was taken at 5:26, about an hour before the start of eclipse. Clouds spread out in early morning became thin in a minute. I could record almost all progress of the eclipse although small clouds sometimes covered the sun.

Comparison of H-alpha & White-Light at second contact

Highlights of the Annular solar eclipse

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