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.

IMGP11363

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_March_20,_2015

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…

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnenfinsternis_vom_11._August_1999

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

IMGP11359

Neutral-density filter goggles to keep the eyes safe

IMGP11379

Interesting surface degradation

IMGP11368

Prepped binoculars

IMGP11361

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.

This entry was posted in The Dump. and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.