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Alan Howell
Albuquerque, NM
10:37 am

Equipment Details:

Coronado PST & ASI174MM, Astro-Tech AT72EDII & Canon T3i + Baader Solar Film, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi

Post-processing Details:

Composite image of the best of 6400 video frames using PIPP, AutoStakkert!, and Photoshop plus a natural white light image for background detail. Orange sunglow color is from a photo filter.

Image Details:

What an incredible adventure! It took months of planning, gear testing, software and equipment training, booking flights and hotels, car traveling, weather forecast monitoring, and location scouting to produce this colorized H-alpha image of the 'Ring of Fire' eclipse, showing prominences, taken from Mariposa Basin Park in Albuquerque, NM. This was certainly one of the most challenging and rewarding astrophotography images I've taken.