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Old 14-07-2018, 05:23 AM
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13th July, 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse - SA.

Hi all,

I managed to capture the entire sequence of the Partial Solar Eclipse, from South Australia. I was setup at Clayton Bay. Plagued with Equipment problems, the weather also looked like it was going to prove the superstitions right about Friday the 13th. In the end, superstitions were squashed and the Equipment was working (to a degree) and the weather cleared in time.

The eclipse only lasted a mere 23 minutes from my location, so it wasn't very long at all. I managed to capture at least 31 AVI videos, through the ZWO ASI174 camera and SW102-500 achromat. Each video was approx 5200 frames, which I took the best 1200 frames from and stacked them. Resolution wasn't that great because I had to stop down the telescope to a tiny 1 1/4" to be able to dim the Sun enough so it wasn't blown out. Not sure why this was yet. So in the end, we captured a rare event.

Here is a small animation of the event...
https://youtu.be/jVCogQSj-iM

Equipment Details;
Telescope: SW102-500 Achromat
ZWO ASI174mm
HEQ5Pro Mount
Herschel Wedge
2" - 1 1/4" Aperture blocking adapter

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PIPP, Autostakkert 3, Registax 6, Photoshop CS6, Magix Vegas 14.
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Old 15-07-2018, 10:12 AM
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13th July, 2018 Partial Solar Eclipse - SA

Nice pics Andrew - you must have been on the northern edge, similar to me here in central Vic. Thanks for posting, Cheers John W.
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Old 15-07-2018, 12:00 PM
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13th July Partial Solar Eclipse

Nice image and well done on that eclipse video. Not many people had the chance to see this so in a way it was quite rare as partial eclipses go. Watching that real time from my location in Tasmania still had me in wonder of that special alignment we have with the Moon and the Sun. Thanks for sharing your work to us all. Cheers from Peter
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