Dec. 25, 2000 Solar Eclipse Gallery: PAGE 2
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Summary: A partial solar eclipse that began at sunrise for sky watchers near the US west coast was visible across North America on Christmas Day, 2000. [more information]


Unless otherwise stated, all images are copyrighted by the photographers.

  Photographer, Location Larger images Comments

Fred Barrett, Maberly, Ontario #1 F. Barrett: "This picture is one of 13 that I took from the side of my house near Maberly, Ontario, Canada. I used an Orion filter on a Celestron 8" SCT with an OM-1 camera at prime focus and an exposure setting of 1/500. The rest of the series do not have a tree blocking the Sun! What a great Christmas present!"

Bob Yen, near Mt. Wilson, CA #1, more These miltiple exposure shots
show the curved path of the Sun, and how the moon "bites the Sun"
starting from the western limb. See more of Bob Yen's photos.

Joe Webster, New Cumberland, WV animation, still frames: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Photo details: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR / Fuji 400 Superia Celestron C8 at prime focus F/10 - 1/500 sec. Orion full aperture solar filter. Frame times: 10:30 AM, 10:57 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 12:35 PM EST.

Bill Kramer, Dublin, OH #1, more B Kramer: "[We used] a telescope-based projection system plus solar glasses indoors to escape the cold weather. The picture shows our youngest daughter, Melissa, and our dog, Astro. He wore the glasses, but was not impressed by the partial eclipse."

Phil Rau, Cary, NC #1 P. Rau: "I took a picture of the sun every 10 minutes at 1/100 sec. to obtain this progression of most of the eclipse." Photo details: Agfa Ultra 50 medium format film; Ciro Flex TLR camera with an 85mm lens set to f/22, and equipped with a solar filter.

Matt Sharpe, Livonia, MI #1, #2, #3 Matt Sharpe used a late-1960's model 60mm Tasco telescope and a Kodak DC260 Digital camera to capture these images of the solar eclipse projected onto a screen.

Rick Stankiewicz, Peterborough, Ontario #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, movie R. Stankiewicz: "This sequence covers the majority of the eclipse. All the shots were taken though my Meade ETX 90 telescope, with a solar filter on the front and my old Canon Ftb SLR camera (loaded with 200 ASA print film) attached to the back. Note the sunspots -- they really added to the whole event for me!"

John Strohsacker, Baltimore, MD #1, #2, #3 John Strohsacker captured these pictures of the partially eclipsed Sun as viewed through a #14 Welder's lens/filter.

David E. Johnson, Chicago, IL #1 D. Johnson: "I took this series of images through a double-paned thermal window using only a tripod mounted point-and-shoot camera (a Nikon Lite Touch 120ED/QD, zoomed to 120mm), 200 speed Kodak Max print film, and a pair of solar filter glasses that were included in ASTRONOMY magazine. "

Mark Schmidt, Racine, WI #1 M. Schmidt: "I took this photo from the observatory grounds of the Racine Astronomical Society. I used an 80mm APO refractor, a solar filter made with Baader AstroSolar White Light Safety Film {Visual Density 5}, Kodak Elite Chrome 100 film and a 1/250 second exposure."

Stephen Goodfellow, Highland Park
#1 S. Goodfellow: "What a wonderful event! [I used] a hand held Fujifilm DX-9 digital camera pointing through a welders filter. By chance, I had some wonderful icicles hanging from my roof -- they were illuminated by the Sun and they show up through the dark filter."

Alan Forsyth, San Jose, CA #1, #2 A. Forsyth: "This was my first attempt at photographing an eclipse. I used a new solar filter with my Olympus D220L Digital camera and Nexstar 5 telescope."

Michel Renaud, Boisbriand, Quebec #1, #2, #3 Michel Renaud: "I took these pictures using a Sony Digital 8 video camera, shooting through a 4"x 5" negative film as a filter. I used additional filter glasses to protect my eyes."

Bill Stacy, Sugar City, ID #1 B. Stacy captured this picture of the eclipse through a layer of fog. He used a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC S70 camera with a ND8 filter and 2x Tele-Conversion lens.

Kevin K, Staten
Island NY
#1 Kevin: "I shot this afocally through my 10" Starsplitter Dob and a Mavica digital camera. Since my filter shows a blue sun, it was digitally made yellow."

Van Svenson, New Paltz, NY #1 Van Svenson: "My photo of the eclipse was taken with a Canon D30 at 12:45 through a welding mask. The shadow image is the reflection through the second side of the piece of glass."

John D. Patterson, Laurel, MD #1 Photo details: "I took this photo with a Celestron 8" SCT with a Minolta X-370 camera at prime focus (F/10) using Fuji superia 800 xtra film. Shutter speed was 1/500. I was using a Thousand oaks 3" off-axis filter."

Tommy Connell, Valdosta, GA #1 T. Connell: "This was my first attempt at capturing an eclipse image, but I was rewarded with several nice ones. I used a new 8" Meade LX-200 SCT at prime focus, and shot through Baader Solar Film through my flip-mirror into a vintage Nikon F loaded with Kodak Gold 200. The film was exposed at 1/1000 sec."

Phillip Spindler, Hartland, WI #1 Photo details: "This picture was taken with a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera through the solar filter that was included in the January edition of Astronomy Magazine."

Wayne Baggett, Columbia, MD #1 W. Baggett: "The image was obtained near maximum eclipse (about 12:45pm EST) using an Orion Short-Tube 80 refractor (80mm, f5) with a full aperture solar filter and a 20mm Televue Plossl eyepiece. The camera was a hand-held Nikon CoolPix 800, zoomed to 2x, and the exposure time was approximately 1/125 sec."

D. Miller, Barberton, OH #1 Photo details: Meade 10" f10 telescopes, f6.3 focal reducer, Baader astrosolar filter, Fuji 100 film

Michael Salvaggio #1 Michael Salvaggio photographed this image of the Sun, which was projected onto a white piece of plastic from an Astroscan 2000 telescope.

[ANIMATION], New York, NY #1 "I took these photos from my apartment window in New York City, NY using a video camcorder, at 35x magnification, and a solar filter."

Eric Pauer, Brookline, NH #1, #2, more E. Pauer: "I took these photos using my Celestron 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (1250 mm focal length) at 1/125 second using a Tuthill Solar Skreen Filter and Fuji Superia Reala 100 speed color print film."

Damon Taylor, Dayton, OH #1 A quintuple exposure from Dayton. Ohio.

James Wallach, Wilmette, IL #1 Photo details: Celestron FS80 f/5 telescope, prime focus on Kodak Max 400 film.

Curtis Anderson, somewhere in North America #1 C. Anderson projected this image through a pinhole made in aluminum foil.

Patrick Kuras, Chicago, IL #1 Photo details: Celestron Celestar 8 Deluxe with a 3-inch off-center glass solar filter of unknown manufacture and a Celestron Ultima 35mm eyepiece, using an Apple QuickTake 200 digital camera (same as the Fuji DS-7) handheld at the eyepiece.

Daniel Amick, Julian, NC #1 D. Amick: "I used a Sony Cybershot DSC-S30 with a solar filter provided with my December issue of Astronomy magazine."

Peter Teague, near Boston, MA #1 P. Teague: "I took this picture on Christmas Day at 12:57pm, ~5 minutes after the eclipse maximum in the Boston area (~45% of the sun obscured) using a Casio QV-3000EX dig. camera, through a Thousand Oaks (Type 2) Solar filter."

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