The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 - Solar Corona during Totality
Location: "Ground Zero" - Walmart Parking Lot, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Temperature: Maybe 95 degrees F
Date: August 21, 2017
Scope/Mount: 3" Takahashi FSQ-85ED apo refractor
Camera: Nikon D810a DSLR
Mount: Takahashi NJP Mount
Exposure Info: This is a composite image, with nine individual sub exposures ranging from 1/3200 seconds to 2 seconds.
My interview for a Bowling Green, Kentucky, news station...
One of the cool things about having a nice astronomy setup for the eclipse is that people think you actually know what you are doing!
My equipment must have gotten the attention of a local television station. The video below shows an interview that I gave.
The equipment I had setup for the event was a Takahashi FSQ-85ED "Baby-Q" apo refractor, a Coronado Solar Max 90mm H-alpha Scope, three Nikon D810a cameras - don't ask how I managed that - and a Takahashi NJP mount. I powered off of a large 12v deep cycle RV battery and 2000w Inverter.