Well, I had to rush back to the observatory, from the AIAA Advanced Space Propulsion lunch meeting in El Segundo, to catch some images of the solar eclipse. I was going to attend the UCI physics colloquium on neutrinos, but the eclipse
These three images, capturing the near beginning, maximum, and near ending of the eclipse were taken with 8 inch Celestron and Cannon T5i. In hindsight, I see that I could have done better with exposure control and focus control to bring out the sunspots.
Oh well, that why I am an amateur. Also, I misjudged the elevation of the sun at the end of the eclipse and found the scope image was eclipsed by our neighbors roof and I couldn't get a picture of the un-eclipsed sun.
Until next time,
Resident Astronomer George