Photography ~ 08/21 Solar Eclipse–full script validation–PASSED! 08/20

Okay! We are ready…

My batteries will last for ~3 hours. If not, I have backup batteries and AC in the van. Pictures [RAW] use 4.6GB of 29.7GB on this 32GB SD Card–space to spare. Near the end, the monitor flashed an overheating warning. I also saw this Friday. The monitor helps me keep images near center sensor. I can turn it off periodically. It is currently 91°. A high of 90° is forecast for tomorrow. I will watch temps. Given my 5 phases of planning and this final validation test, I hope for many keepers. Here is a contact sheet of pictures taken.

Validation Contact Sheet

Of course, with the moon covering increasing portions of the sun, the pictures will be less exposed than what you see on the contact sheet. I think that is okay. Now, if I only had totality…

Want details? Please see my script and log.

Author: jalexartis

Avid cyclist, who loves photography, technology, blogging & cooking...

One thought on “Photography ~ 08/21 Solar Eclipse–full script validation–PASSED! 08/20”

  1. The top 2 blanks and out of frame picture happened because I shifted the tripod and had to find the sun again. The bottom blank is the noisy sliver of the moon I captured at 6:11 this morning. The picture after it I took before I began the test. So, disregard the last two pics on the contact sheet.

    The late by 0.4 & < seconds does not seem to be a problem. I have read about it but have not found a way to have the photo written to memory with no delay. Maybe I will find a way by April 2024. The program’s Exposure Sequence show 231 pics were to have been taken. I have 222. It appears 9 were dropped. Are they critical? I do not think so. I will look to see if I find a resolution.



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