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Eclipse Megamovie Photo Release

Posted 321 days ago ago by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

Image of Solar Eclipse 2017. A Composite blended stack of 24 images at exposures from 1/2000s to 1s, plus 3 Earthshine images at 5s. By Igor Ruderman.

Our Eclipse Megamovie Project is a first-of-its-kind citizen science project that enlisted thousands of volunteers from locations across the United States to capture images of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. These individual photos are being stitched together to give us an extended look at the sun’s atmosphere. We’ve always intended to make these images public as well, and we’re pleased to announce that the first of many access points is finally available! This first release is the full database that scientists will use, so it is the most technical version. Here are full instructions on accessing the images

We’ve also started a Google group to discuss this first image release and what we hope the public can do with them. To get involved, please sign up.

Additional release of the images in other forms are also in the works, and we will let you know as soon as those are available. Plus we’ll continue to keep you posted on the results of this project. The best is yet to come!



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