Event Co-ordinated by Tim Ellison.
On the morning of 25th October a group of society members and friends gathered at Newlands Corner, just outside Guildford, in the hope of getting a view of the partial eclipse.
We were rewarded by rather better conditions than had been expected. The Sun was on view most of the time, with just a few passing clouds. There was just one properly cloudy spell, which occurred at roughly mid-eclipse. A range of telescopes and cameras were in use, plus several pairs of trusty cardboard “Eclipse Glasses”. One member – John Ridge – had been creative and had made a viewer out of a cardboard box. Newlands Corner being a popular spot in the local countryside, quite a few passers-by stopped for a chat and a look at what was going on.
The morning’s activities were rounded off by lunch in the nearby village of Shere.
Nick Tanton, Tony Questa, Tim Ellison
GAS members setting up at Newlands Corner ready for the partial Solar eclipse.
John Ridge with his pinhole box viewer.
Pictures from Nick Tanton.
Animated transit by Tim Ellison. A sequence of twelve frames taken with a Canon 77D camera, Sigma 150-600mm C Series lens at f8 and 600mm, ISO 400 and 1/1000th sec., Baader Solar Film.
Photo by Tony Questa, Panasonic DMC-TZ60 camera, iso100, f5.6, 1/640th sec, 47.5mm focal length (photo taken using the camera without a protective filter, during a spell when the clouds were dense enough for this to be safe to do!)