Local doctor captures eclipse’s ‘diamond ring’ effect in Tipton

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Dr. Duane Cox, who works at Mercy Cassville, traveled to Tipton Monday to take in the solar eclipse’s path of totality, obtaining images as part of a University of California at Berkeley project. Pictured is the “Diamond Ring Phase,” which occurs just prior to totality. “I used a Nikon d5100 dslr attached to an explore scientific 102 mm refractor telescope on an equatorial mount,” Cox said. “It was tethered to a computer that ran an automated script of increasing exposures in order to get several shots of the partial eclipse through a progression of corona exposures during totality.” Cox went to Sedalia Sunday to prepare for the event, but cloudy weather forced him east on Highway 50 where he said somewhere between Tipton and California, the skies opened up. Contributed photo

Dr. Duane Cox, who works at Mercy Cassville, traveled to Tipton Monday to take in the solar eclipse’s path of totality, obtaining images as part of a University of California at Berkeley project.

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