Saturday, August 24, 2013

Solar eclipse 2012

At the end of 2012 there was a solar total eclipse, visible from Bariloche during its partial phase. I took this series of pictures from the Bariloche Atomic Center, from the beginning of the eclipse until the Sun set behind the mountains around 20 minutes later.

All the pictures were taken at a focal length of 300mm, 1/8000s exposure time, aperture f/40, ISO 50, with a polarizer to reduce a bit the light (unfortunately I don't have a high density neutral filter, the Sun is still overexposed).

Note 1: The times in the last picture may be wrong by a couple of minutes, I didn't check the camera clock before starting.
Note 2: Looking directly to the Sun through a camera is dangerous both for your sight and the camera. Do not try to take pictures like this if you don't know what you're doing.

(esta entrada en español)


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