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Annular Eclipse
31st May 2003
Telescope or Lens
Minolta 80 - 30 zoom at 80mm
Minolta Dynax 404 si
Total Exposures L Auto exposure R   G   B  
Sub exposure
Elite Chrome 100 ASA slide
Field of view and resolution
Click on the image above for a set of eclipse scenes starting at approx 03:50 UT and finishing at approx 04:35 UT (the images not the eclipse!!)

Taken from Durness, mainland Scotland.
This was my first eclipse and left feeling very impressed with the sight of the colours in the cloud and the event itself. I was rather pleased with these shots as they set the scene very well. The eclipse started in cloud but just at the last seconds of annularity the ring peeked through the clouds. These are just a few of the pictures I took and show the progress of the eclipse partial phases reasonably well.
Some interesting reflections in the lens show the eclipse reversed, and quite clearly, in the later shots. Follow these links to see the other scenes from Durness.