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Live webcam of the USA Expedition Team during the eclipse


NEW!! The beauty of the eclipse on a single frame.  Click here for the video!

The eclipse cycle. A combination of separated images of the eclipse with increasing exposures from 1/400 to 2.5 seconds at f16, all taken with a Canon6D camera and a 400mm lens. 


NEW!! High Dynamic Range images

Sun in HDR. Images taken during the totality without filter, the first with a Canon6D, 400mm lens, and the second one with a Canon550D and a 1000mm refractor telescope. In both cases, several images were stacked and processed.


NEW!! The polarized corona

R: polV: integrated exposures with vertical polarisation 
G: polV+polH: integrated exposures with vertical and horizontal polarisation
B: polH: integrated exposures with horizontal polarisation
Same as left, but multiplying each channel RGB by the rotational gradient of the polV+polH image of the two sets of exposures with vertical and horizontal polarisation to show the coronal structures
R: Horizontal Polarisation degree: polH/(polH+polV) , G: polH+polV , B: Vertical Polarisation degree: polV/(polH+polV).
Image is multiplied by the polV+polH rotational gradient to show the coronal structures with colour.
The R and B overlap shows the predominant polarisation in red (polV) and blue (polH). Areas with no predominant polarisation appear green (polH+polV).

NEW !! Chromosphere

The Sun's Chromosphere. Image is raw (cropped), taken with visible-light telescope telescope (~f/1000), no filter, Canon 550D, during Moon's exit (third contact, C3).


NEW !! Sun's Corona

Extended Corona. Lens: 400mm. Camera: Canon 6D. Processing: HDR using 3 images.  Outer Corona. Lens: 300mm. Filter: horizontal polarizer. Camera: Canon 60D. Processing: 6 image stacking and rotational gradient.
Inner Corona and Chromosphere. Lens: refraction telescope ~1000mm. Camera: Canon 550D. Processing: HDR using 3 images and manual masking.  

NEW !! Bailey's beads full sequence, leading to Diamond Ring. VIDEO please click here

Baily's beads formation. Images are raw, taken with visible-light telescope telescope (~f/1000), no filter, Canon 550D, during Moon's exit (third contact, C3)


NEW !! Sun's spectra

Sun's spectra. The chromosphere and corona spectra from Sun's limb before totality. Also a first draft identification of the emission lines in the visible part of the spectra (there are also lines in the NIR). Left image is raw, taken with diffraction filter and Olympus E240, 500mm lens, during third contact (C3). Right image shows a cropped/rotated part of left image with the usual emission lines in visible spectra.

NEW !! Pinhole projection

Pinhole projection. Multiple suns are projected through pinholes, in this custom made ESA logo

NEW !! The moon during totality on Earth's reflected light

The blocking Moon. The full disk of the Moon is lit by Earth's reflected light from the Sun. Moon's visible face is clearly distinguished, despite the ultra faint shine, using a processed over-exposed image, telescope ~1000mm, 2sec, ISO 1800. Canon 550D

NEW !! 3 stars identified in the corona region

Stars during totality. Stars Leo-a (Regulus), Leo-v and Leo-31 can be seen within hte extended corona, at distances less than 4 Sun's diameters


New!! Panoramic images, full eclipse
Static camera Landscape composite of full eclipse (wide angle, ~90 deg, 18mm camera)


Other pics from other colleagues 

Antonio Talavera from Oña (Burgos). Projected image, C-90. Maria Henar, from somewhere East-USA, at the side of a road. Wouter van Reeven, Leo Metcalfe, Michele Armano, from ESAC, Madrid Spain
Maria Santos, from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal. Jorge Fauste, from Washington, Missouri, 250mm no tripod  


Still working on ... 
- H-alpha full eclipse (3h), all photos
- Visible, full eclipse (3h), all photos
- Corona, totality (2min), all photos
- Webcam (time-lapses of observing site)

- First person Go Pro of all the event

HDR full corona composite, from 300,400,500 mm cameras at different  (and more) ..