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Solar and Lunar Eclipse Images

Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.

I traveled to York Nebraska in my Coachmen RV to view the eclipse. I stayed at an RV campground that was adjacent to I-80. On eclipse morning the weather was clear at sunrise but heavy cirrus clouds moved in by mid morning so much of the eclipse was obscured by the clouds. I was able to capture some images through the clouds. The following images were taken with my homemade 127 mm f/5.5 refractor and a ZWO ASI1600mm-Cool CMOS camera. The lens for the telescope was purchased from Surplus Shed. TheSky X with the camera addin was used for image acquisition.

Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017.

The following are photographs of my equipment setup and the RV park during totality. I did manage to capture an image of the diamond ring effect through a thinning of the clouds using my hand held digital camera.



Total Lunar Eclipse of September 28, 2015.

The lunar eclipse was photographed using afocal projection with a Kodak C743 digital camera, 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, and a 40mm eyepiece. The exposures ranged from 1/135 second to 1/2 second.



Partial Phase of the Total Lunar Eclipse of April 4, 2015.

The lunar eclipse was photographed using afocal projection with a Kodak C743 digital camera, 6 inch Newtonian reflector, and a 40mm eyepiece. The exposure setting were from 1/150 to 1/200 second. The Moon was setting in the trees so I was only able to capture the beginning of the eclipse.



Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014.

The solar eclipse was photographed using afocal projection with a Kodak C743 digital camera, 60mm Coronado Ha telescope. The exposure setting was 1/16 second. The picture was taken around 22:00 to 22:30 UT.



Total Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014.

The lunar eclipse was photographed using afocal projection with a Kodak C743 digital camera, 6 inch Newtonian reflector, and a 32mm eyepiece. The exposure setting before second contact with the umbra was 1/4 second. After second contact with the umbra the exposure setting was 1/2 second.



Total Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014.

The lunar eclipse was photographed using afocal projection with a Kodak C743 digital camera, 6 inch Newtonian reflector, and a 32mm eyepiece. The exposure setting before second contact with the umbra was 1/8 second. After second contact with the umbra the exposure setting was 1/2 second.



Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012.

The annular solar eclipse was photographed using eyepiece projection with an Olympus OM1, 800mm B&L lens, and a 25mm eyepiece. Kodak TMax 400 ASA film. Exposures from 1/15 sec to 1/30 sec for most of the eclipse and then longer exposures of 1/4 and 1/2 seconds were used when the Sun was approaching the horizon. During the first part of the eclipse the lens what a bit out of focus. I refocused when I loaded the second roll of film.



Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012.

The following annular solar eclipse images were photographed using an Olympus OM1 and an 8 inch SCT. Kodak TMax 400 ASA film. Exposures from 1/1000 sec to 1/250 sec. The roll of film came off the spool, so I had to wait until I returned home to unload the film from the camera.



Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012.

The following annular solar eclipse images were photographed using an Olympus OM1 and a Coronado 60mm solar telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50). Exposures from 1/30 sec to 1/4 sec.



Lunar Eclipse of August 28, 2007.

The following lunar eclipse images were photographed using an OM1 with a 500mm telephoto lens and 2X doubler mounted piggyback on my Meade 8 inch SCT (latter images) and on a tripod (earlier images). Fuji 800 ASA film. Exposures from 1/125 sec to 1 sec. The images on the bottom row were taken with an Olympus D-460 digital camera held up to a 40mm eyepiece on my 8 inch Meade SCT.

Lunar Eclipse of August 28, 2007.

The following lunar eclipse images were photographed using an Olympus D-460 digital camera held up to a 40mm eyepiece on my 8 inch Meade SCT.



Lunar Eclipse of March 3, 2007.

The following lunar eclipse image was photographed using an Olympus OM1 camera with a 500mm telephoto lens mounted on a tripod. Fuji 800 ASA film. Exposure was about 1/2 second. The photograph was taken at the Farpoint observatory southwest of Topeka, KS. In this photograph the moon was emerging from the earth's shadow as the moon was rising.



Lunar Eclipse of September 06, 1979.

The following lunar eclipse images were photographed using an Olympus OM1 camera and a 3 inch Questar telescope from the Central Michigan University Observatory.



Total Solar Eclipse of Feb. 26, 1979.

The following solar eclipse images were photographed before and after totality using a 3 inch Questar telescope (from the Central Michigan University Observatory) fitted with a 35mm camera.

Total Solar Eclipse of Feb. 26, 1979.

The following solar eclipse image was photographed using a 35mm camera and a 200mm telephoto lens.


Partial Lunar Eclipse of April 4, 1977.

The following lunar eclipse images were photographed with a Celestron C8 and Nikon-F 35 mm camera. Film used was Kodak High Contrast Copy film, which exaggerates the Earth's shadow and the lunar maria.


Partial Lunar Eclipse of April 4, 1977.

The following lunar eclipse image was photographed with a Celestron C8 and Nikon-F 35 mm camera. Film used was Kodak Plus-X film. The image was taken after the High Contrast Copy film images and shows more normal contrast.