A string of Baily`s beads | Pierre Arpin

Pierre Arpin
Location of photo
Hao atoll
Date/Time of photo
July 11th 2010
ModifieBAYd Nikon D40 DSLR to accept standard cable release making possible to shoot manually a sequence of 3 images /sec during a long period. 500 mm F/5 catadioptric telephoto bought on E-Bay The camera was mounted on a std tripod without any drive.
I wanted to shoot the breakup of the thin solar crescent to show clearly Baily`s beads. This one shows cleaely 5 beads just seconds before totality. Exposure 1/1000 sec ISO 200
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