2001 Total Solar Eclipse - Composite

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During totality, the full extent of the Sun's corona can be seen.  The nearly symmetrical corona is typical of that seen near solar maximum, which occurred in 2000.  The 4th-magnitude star 1 Geminorum is visible to the upper right of the lunar shadow. This image was one of 58 selected by the Rochester Institute of Technology for its Images from Science exhibition in 2002.

Instrument:   Vixen 102-ED
  1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 second
  June 21, 2001
  Chisamba, Zambia
Technical Notes:  11 separate exposures were combined using Layer Masks in Photoshop.  An unsharp mask with a radial blur of 10 was added to enhance detail.

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