Highlights of the Annular solar eclipse (May 21, 2012)

Date & Time: May 21 2012, from 07:31 to 07:41 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 5 images with 1/20 to 1/160sec. exposed each
Optical: PENTAX 7.5cm(2.9") ED refractor with PowerMate 2.5X (f=1250mm, F16.7)
with BaaderPlanetarium AstroSolar filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO400, White Balance...Daylight

This mosaic image has been prepared from 5 shots taken within 10 minutes around maximum eclipse of the Annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2012. Individual solar images have been aligned according to the diurnal motion of sun, the picture has been displayed turning the zenith direction upward. I somehow came off without interfered by clouds during Annular eclipse, perhaps you can realize that some clouds covered the sun frequently before and after the Annular eclipse.

Continuous composed image of Annular Solar Eclipse

Time change of Baily's beads

Copyright(c) 2012 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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