Star Hunter

РУСЛАН ИЛЬНИЦКИЙ - астроном, астрофотограф, преподаватель, популяризатор науки, участник и организатор множества астрономических экспедиций и научных фестивалей, автор книги "Как наблюдать за звёздами. Практический гид" издательства АСТ RUSLAN ILNITSKY - astronomer, astrophotographer, teacher, science promoter, participant and organizer of many astronomical expeditions and scientific festivals, author of the book "How to observe the stars. A practical guide" by AST publishing house

Solar eclipse April 8, 2024

Will it be visible in Russia?
Technically, yes, the very edge of the eclipse passes through Alexandra Land, Arthur Island and Rudolf Island. But it’s not worth it. Or maybe it’s worth it – you will be the only people who will see this eclipse from the territory of Russia!

Where will it be visible from?
The eclipse map is below. The dashed line is the full phase strip.Карта солнечного затмения 8 апреля 2024 года

I’m in line of sight. How can I safely see the eclipse?
Be sure to use special protective filters so as not to damage your vision or equipment. Ways to observe and film safely are in the video below:

Should you be afraid of an eclipse? Will it have any impact on people’s daily lives?

Is it possible to do important things on April 8, make transactions, sew, drive a car, turn on the microwave?
Yes, I allow it

Eclipse stream:

The Sun in CaK line, April 06, 2024, 08:58

The Sun in CaK line, April 06, 2024, 08:58
The Sun in CaK line, April 06, 2024, 08:58

-Levenhuk Ra R66 ED Doublet Black telescope
-Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi mount
-Lacerta Herschel prism
-Antlia CaK 3nm 393.3nm filter
-ND96-09 filter
-QHY5III178m camera
Stacking of 100 frames.
I also managed to reliably get the prominences through the Antlia CaK calcium filter. To pull out the prominences, you need to shoot with a significant overexposure of the disk. It is also better to set the black level (offset) to the highest value. To reduce artifacts, you can also shoot a dark frame.

Initial processing stage:

The Sun in CaK line, April 06, 2024, 09:00
The Sun in CaK line, April 06, 2024, 09:00
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