Saturday, November 11, 2017

Diamond Ring
Before second contact, August 21, 2017, Farewell Bend State Recreation Area, Oregon
by Stephen D. Blazier

Exposure of 1/25 second at ISO 1600 and f/13, using Nikon D700 with AF Nikkor ED 180mm f/2.8D IF lens coupled to a Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 2x AF Teleconverter.  

Following the rays back to their source leads to a few different points on the limb, indicating where Baily’s Beads will soon appear.  The star in the lower left, almost speared by one of the rays, is Regulus.

(Stephen did a great job capturing the ray details.... well done!  ~Keith)