2008 Total Solar Eclipse


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2008 Total Solar Eclipse


Also visible in the photo are Venus and Mercury, which are to the upper left of the eclipsed sun. Place your cursor on the photo above to see the planets labeled. A photo of the complex mounting system used for the Olympus XA pocket camera is shown below:

   
Date/Time:    1 Aug. 2008
Location: Gobi Desert near Jinta, China
Scope/lens: 35mm FL lens @ f/2.8
Mount: (see photo at left)
Guider: ---
Camera: Olympus XA 35mm film pocket camera
Film: Fuji Velvia 100
Exposure: ~1/2 sec. auto-exposure

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