This week's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this amazing picture of a solar eclipse in 2006:
This photo was taken last year by Miloslav Druckmuller and Peter Aniol from the Libyan desert. It is a composite of 231 photos taken with a battery of 5 cameras on a variety of telescopic lenses ranging in focal lengths from 200mm to 1680mm.
The multiple shots were necessary to catch different aspects of the eclipse that one shot could not. One camera's exposure must be set to capture the face of the moon. Another must be set for the coronal rays, one to capture stars….etc etc.
Notice how far the coronal rays flare out!!
This small picture really doesn't do it justice: to see how amazing the pic really is, go to Cellar Image of the Day: Link.