Alan Thomas's Photo Gallery

Solar Eclipse - December, 4, 2002
I took these with a small very ordinary automatic camera attached to my dobsonian scope. The scope was fitted with a sun filter and I was able to use the scope as a finder and also watch the whole event. I just clicked the shutter at the appropriate times and actually ended up with a much better record than I thought! So you don't need to spend heaps to have a little fun! The site was Decres Bay, which is 11km East of Ceduna.

First Contact

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The Diamond Ring Effect Pre-Totality

Totality

The Diamond Ring Effect Post-Totality

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