Partial solar eclipse 2015 — very bad photos

I was kinda surprised when I got the info that TODAY a partial solar eclipse was going to happen.


The last total solar eclipse was summer 1999, which was very impressive, hunting for a cloud-free spot in the sky, almost total darkness when it happened, birds stopped singing…

Anyhow, I found this solar-eclipse-kit in the cellar and attempted to shoot a few photos.


Neutral-density filter goggles to keep the eyes safe


Interesting surface degradation


Prepped binoculars


Beware, the photos are pretty bad. Shooting through binoculars is a horrible thing without a proper camera adapter. The exit pupil of the ocular is very tiny, the slightest bit of misalignment kills the image.

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