We have more SunSpots.
I think these are reasonably good images [08/04 pics] for an object 93,000,000 miles away. In many ways, I wish it were more than a disc and on Monday, a disc with a black disc in front of it, except for those who experience totality. If I risk possible rain and cloudiness, maybe I can get a once-in-a-lifetime capture. I have settled on capturing a banana sun.
It is the photographic challenge that inspires us…
On-Site Validation and the end of my planning for 08/21 photos
This validation was helpful and will save time Monday. I know where I should place equipment to best capture the eclipse on the First Presbyterian Church Grounds.
It is not where I set up on arrival [above]. The sun’s path is masked more than I thought by the oak tree behind my equipment. Clear sky is necessary for easy tracking and usable pictures–at least I hope so… I relocated here and believe it is best of the options at the church.
Anyway, I will be proximate to my three systems.
The view from this location.
A precursor of things to come…
Hopefully, I will capture the sun as the moon passes between it and the earth, casting its shadow upon us–a partial eclipse for this town; record a timelapse video, using my iPad, of ground activity at the First Presbyterian Church; and, record a ground-level video, using my Sony HandyCam, of things near my setup.
I finished the woodwork just over a month ago. Olivia delivered her artwork yesterday. Thank you, Olivia! I put the solar filter in today and snapped these pictures.
They are not your typical cardboard eye protection.
Thamks to iOptron Support–Kevin & John, I am now comfortable with tracking at 800mm STILL, spot on 30-minutes later.
Today was to have been onsite test shooting; however, I needed to resolve shooting the sun near the zenith. Thanks to Kevin and an email picture, that is resolved.
I shot a few more foreground pictures with my iPhone. I did not have my DSLR wide angle lens [for RAW photographs] with me. Maybe, I will have afternoon sun again before Monday. Rain is in the forecast. Nonetheless, progress…
Yep, I will make adjustments…
Testing is a good thing!