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23 October 2014 Sam Rua

Partial Solar Eclipse

Tucson, AZ

The view near maximum from this partial solar eclipse as seen from Tucson. Clear skies allowed
for uninterrupted viewing. I brought a telescope to work and set that up so my co-workers
could get a nice close-up of the event. That sunspot complex in the center is absolutely gargantuan.
This is a fairly large crop from the original full-frame image.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/80s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso100, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter (Type 2) full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
bill friedlander27-Jun-2015 23:07
Fantastic shot, Sam! The edges are amazingly sharp and the sun spots a total surprise. V
yaron koler27-Jun-2015 17:52
wow excellent photo
Bryan Murahashi25-Feb-2015 04:43
A spectacular photo of this solar eclipse and the massive sun spots. V
Alexander Kazakov18-Feb-2015 09:22
Superb! V
Ken Chambers ARPS30-Oct-2014 20:56
Congratulations on a splendid capture Sam
godro29-Oct-2014 23:47
i like it!
Range View 29-Oct-2014 21:23
Wow, a fantastic partial eclipse capture with the added bonus of a clear view of the sunspot. Brilliant work Sam! BV
Guest 29-Oct-2014 04:44
Spectacular Shot! I especially appreciate the sunspot detail. How cool that you thought to bring the scope to work.
woody3429-Oct-2014 02:20
Another Wow....fantastic capture...V
Ann Pettigrew27-Oct-2014 03:20
Sam, I was so hoping you would get this as it was cloudy here. Fantastic shot! Thanks!
Julie Oldfield25-Oct-2014 18:13
Wow!! Awesome! V
Stephanie25-Oct-2014 15:34
WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing this image with us Sam! Gorgeous capture!!! VV
Pete Hemington25-Oct-2014 08:32
excellent work - good skills
SLC_Images25-Oct-2014 05:25
Pretty neat, Sam- glad you are inspired again! VT!
Peter Sussex24-Oct-2014 21:14
Simple, striking and breathtaking! V
Walter Otto Koenig24-Oct-2014 20:48
Great clarity and detail both on the spot and the slightly serrated edge of the moon. Spot on exposure. "V"
pkocinski24-Oct-2014 18:19
There was talk about this sunspot today on NPR News. It was called ""freakishly huge" but I like your "gargantuan" description better :-)
LynnH24-Oct-2014 15:35
Such a good capture!!! Love seeing the big sun spot too. V
Guest 24-Oct-2014 12:15
firstbrook24-Oct-2014 10:19
That's excellent Sam, well done.
danad24-Oct-2014 09:08
A great shot ! Amazing... V.
Zeeby24-Oct-2014 08:26
Excellent photo! V
Tom LeRoy24-Oct-2014 07:35
Wow, this is a fabulous shot, Sam. Just Awesome ... V
Dougie Young24-Oct-2014 07:32
Wow....fantastic shot Sam..:>ote
Anitta24-Oct-2014 07:14
Wow Sam! Absolutely amazing. Masterfully captured. Big V
Helen Betts24-Oct-2014 06:09
Wow, spectacular capture, Sam. V.
globalgadabout24-Oct-2014 05:26
brilliant work Sam...capturing the detail on the solar surface underscores just how accomplished this image is...V
Martin Lamoon24-Oct-2014 05:16
This is a superb picture of the solar eclipse, you were lucky to have such clear skies.
waterfalls man24-Oct-2014 03:56
Excellent V!!!
joseantonio24-Oct-2014 03:48
Spectacular capture.V.
Wei O'Connell24-Oct-2014 03:44
This is so cool! It was cloudy here :-(
Lillian Rodriguez24-Oct-2014 02:52
Wow, Sam, this is a really fantastic capture! Such fine details to appreciate the size of the sunspot. BV
larose forest photos24-Oct-2014 02:27
This is AMAZING! V
coaster24-Oct-2014 02:21
pkocinski24-Oct-2014 02:03
Great capture Sam! You lucky folks out west - besides starting just at sunset it was cloudy here anyway :-(
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)24-Oct-2014 01:49
Hehehe "gargantuan" :-)
Great shot Sam!
Hank Vander Velde24-Oct-2014 01:45
SUPER shot Sam.
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