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Included herein is some of the documentation and files I accumulated while visiting the Deukmejian Wilderness Park located in the mountains in La Crescenta, CA at 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta, CA 91214. I set up my telescope and recording equipment at approximately N 34° 14' 55.7874" W 118° 15' 15.2994" around 14:10:00 PDT. I began recording still images in 3 minute intervals at approximately 15:03 PDT continuing until the sun left my field of view at approximately 17:50 PDT. Some images have been retouched and interpolated due to atmospheric conditions.
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An image that has been stacked and retouched using multiple image layers, taken consecutively, in short intervals to add definition, near the first quarter of viewing of the transit. By stacking the images you can better see the faint outlines of penumbra and better definition of umbra and pores on the sun's surface (You can learn more about this phenomenon at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/sun/sunspots.shtml).
An untouched animated GIF of the transit compiled from time lapse photos. (Dimensions 640px x 427px)
An untouched movie animation of the transit compiled from time lapse photos.
(AVI (1920x1280), MOV (Quicktime) Dimensions 640px x 426px)
FULL FRAME HD MP4 COMING SOON!
Archive of still frames taken of the transit (133 images at 1920x1280, 59.1mb compressed, 60.5mb expanded)
Photo taken of equipment:
  • Filter: 10" Orion Solar Filter
  • Optics: Meade 10" LX-200 EMC Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
  • Optics (cont.): Meade series 4000 f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener
  • Photography: Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera
  • Telemetry: Orion StarSeek Telescope Control Cable & Orion Starseek Pro for iPad
Panorama shot of beautiful Deukmejian Park with my equipment
An alternate panorama shot of Deukmejian Park with my equipment

Special thanks to:

Dr. Henry B. Garrett (Dad) - for lending some of his equipment to me and taking the time to teach me how to use it.

City of Glendale, California - Community Services & Parks Department (specifically Sean T.) - for all their efforts in providing a wonderful space to relax and observe this event, and all the hard work that went into cleaning it up due to the station fire.

Christine M. - for having excellent conversation as well as monitoring my equipment when I needed help.

Corey G. - for helping me pack up stuff along with monitoring my equipment when away and being an awesome life-long friend.

And finally, God - for setting the world into motion that I may marvel at the beauty and wonder of the heavens which He so graciously bestowed to us.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.


In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.


-Psalm 19:1-4, NIV