Two Sunspot Groups make it on the Great Solar Eclipse Face

Photographer
sloopjb11
Email
pup@jupiterspacestation.org
Location of photo
Belle View Cottage, Anderson, South Carolina
Date/Time of photo
August 21, 2017 at 13:13 EDT
Equipment
Celestron Omni XLT 150 Reflector - 750mm FL - Olympus 4/3 E-PL5 Camera at 1/2000" ISO 400
Description
All six of our eclipse teams were fighting cloud puffs except for our Walhalla, SC Team. A minute after 1st contact the clouds parted for 2 hours for this giant overhead opening in the sky. All in all we captured over 250 images [in RAW format] and 2 video recordings of the eclipse.
Website
http://www.jupiterspacestation.org/solarEclipse/eclipse.html
CATEGORIES
Astronomy Pictures: Sky & Telescope's Online Gallery, Solar Eclipse 2017
Dr John D Bernard

About sloopjb11

Dr John D Bernard.... Began my astronomy interest in 1961 with the Boy Scout merit badge in Astronomy. Graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Science Education and worked for two years as an Astronomy Lab Instructor and Observatory Assistant at Melton Observatory at USC. Taught high school physics and chemistry for 4 years while serving as the last Planetarium Director at the Charleston Museum before it was condemned. Was awarded the first South Carolina Science Teacher of the Year by the SC Academy of Science in 1970. Served as a Team Leader on the 1970 Total Solar Eclipse Team along with 20 high school students from Lower Richland High School in Columbia, SC. Earned 2 more graduate degrees in computer science and taught CS at Clemson and a local technical college for 20 years. During my last 15 years teaching and retiring as the Director of the Jupiter Space Station Radio Observatory in Pendleton, SC. [www.jupiterspacestation.org] In 2017 now serving as Director of the 2017 SC Total Eclipse Group leading 6 teams statewide, partially made up of my 1970 High School Students. Have published over a dozen papers in Optical and Radio Astronomy. As a hobby have successfully shot 5 eclipses from 1970 to 1991. Am presently in the final construction and FAA approval of a 14' aircraft to photograph the 2017 solar eclipse in SC in clear air. All this and many more details can be found on the JSS website.
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