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Partial Solar Eclipse Today (1 Viewer)


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I was able to view the partial solar eclipse today. Here in Cologne it lasted from 11.10 to 13.06 Central European Summer Time with a maximum coverage of 22%.
I used my ATM65 HD with 30x eyepiece and a filter I had cobbled up with Baader Astro Solar fim.
It's quite a challege trying to find the sun with a 2,2° FoV as one has no reference points as in normal scope use and one sees nothing at all until the scope is aligned. This was complicated today by subtantial cloud coverage so that the sun was only visible intermttently and for the second half of the eclipse there was complete cloud coverage.
The weather in the south of the country was apparently much better and in the weather report on TV this evening they showed a graph of solar panel output with a big dip during the partial eclipse!
We'll have to wait till 2025 for the next one.

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