Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Annular Eclipse of the Sun - May 20, 2012

This is an image of the Sun taken with a hydrogen-alpha filter during the partial eclipse of the Sun leading up to the annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20, 2012. I was able to simultaneously view the Sun with both a whitelight filter on a Takahashi FS-78 and with a hydrogen-alpha filter on a SolarMax 60 telescope.

This image of the Sun was taken with a Coronado Instruments SolarMax 60 H-alpha 60mm refractor. The refractor has a built in hydrogen-alpha filter. This image was taken from a location near Reno, Nevada.

Solar Eclipse
May 20, 2012
Image by Sid Leach
Reno, Nevada

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