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First contact, early morning 24 October 1995.

Johnson, Kevin

First contact, early morning 24 October 1995.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

The first stage of a total eclipse in which the moon moves in front of the sun and blocks off its light. The eclipse was observed from Fatehpur Sikri, a ruined Mughal city near Accra in northern India. (The photograph was taken using a small reflecting telescope of 125mm aperture and a focal length of 500mm with a focal ratio of 14.5. A mylar filter was used, this is a plastic film coated with aluminium to block the harmful light of the sun. The exposure was 1/60 second using 100 ISO Kodak Ektachrome slide film).

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