Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017, Mann Creek State Park, Idaho. I obtained 203 frames of totality using my ASI174MC camera attached to an AT72 f/6 ED glass refractor on an iOptron equatorial mount. I also got 172 images before and after the eclipse of the partial phase through a solar filter. Lots more to come.
Our campsite is marked by the yellow pin.
The latitude and longitude are:
44°24'41.14" N, 116°54'16.91" W
This is the route we took to get there. Went through ten states, including a tiny bit of Oregon. We made a regular check of the percent cloud cover forecast from Intellicast as we travelled. Our initial destination was Marshall, MO, but as we approached that destination, it was clear that our best choices for an observing site were further west. I believe we ended up in one of the best places to view the eclipse in the whole country. Not a cloud in the sky the whole day of the eclipse. We were able to change our destination easily because we brought our hotel with us:
Thanks to Mark and Tim who did all the driving!
Here is an image taken near mid totality. I think it is a bit better than the one taken right after the first diamond ring.
This is an animated GIF prepared from a selection of the images obtained both with solar filter and without. It is shown at one half the resolution of the original to keep the file size within bounds.