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.

Saturn July 17, 2013
Saturn July 17, 2013
The CPC-1100EdgeHD
The CPC-1100EdgeHD

The C14 retired from           Jenny Jump

Jupiter, September 11, 2013
Jupiter, September 11, 2013
7.25" Schupmann Medial
7.25" Schupmann Medial
Jupiter September 9, 2013
Jupiter September 9, 2013
12.5" Newtonian
12.5" Newtonian
Mars August 18, 2003
Mars August 18, 2003
Venus March 11, 2012
Venus March 11, 2012
Mercury July 30, 2013
Mercury July 30, 2013
The Sun August 14, 2010
The Sun August 14, 2010
The Moon May 17, 2005
The Moon May 17, 2005
Lunar Terminator Strip 3/12/11
Lunar Terminator Strip 3/12/11