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The Solar Eclipse sequence photographed by Werner Boeglin

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Dr. Werner Boeglin, a nuclear physicist whose office is in the Stocker AstroScience Center, is also an accomplished amateur astronomer. He traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee where he viewed totality of the Solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The collage shows images of the eclipse at 5-minute intervals through his camera with a 200-mm Nikon lens and a 2x teleconverter (making it effectively a 400-mm lens). He used a C8-mount to track the sun during the ~ 3 hour event. Note the solar corona during totality, and the diamond ring effect both before and after totality.

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