Monday, May 21, 2012

Awesome Eclipse

Unfortunately, part way through, my camera stopped taking pictures, because the battery ran out.  Why?  Because in mirror lock mode (that is, when it moves the mirror out of the way for two seconds before taking the picture), there is a lot of power consumed holding the mirror open.  It appears that this was the problem.  I may get a second battery pack for this situation in the future.

Nonetheless, the eclipse was still visually awesome through solar filters.  Not like a full eclipse, but it was still pretty amazing when the Moon was centered in the Sun's disk, producing this ring of fire.

I'll post the pictures when the charger gets the battery fully charged.

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