Location of photoAtoll de Hao, French Polynesia
Date/Time of photoJuly 11, 2010 18:44 UTC
EquipmentCanon 7D camera (18 Mpixel) with Takahashi FSQ-106ED telescope and 1.6x Extender-QE
106 mm aperture, Focal ratio of 8 including Extender-QE
ISO 400, 1/6000 sec exposure time, no filters
DescriptionPink prominences floating next to the Sun during a total eclipse as seen from the remote atoll of Hao (consisting of a coral reef surrounding a lagoon) about 550 miles east of Tahiti in the South Pacific. Lunar mountains and valleys can also be seen.