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Eclipse on Meteorites   contributed by Paul Gessler   MetBul Link


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Paul writes:
I see now that during the recent "Great North American Eclipse" many of us had the same ideas regarding the use of meteorites. I was going to make it into a meteorite list competition but that fizzled as the time got away on me.

Here are my attempts at viewing the eclipse shadow through a tuna strainer projecting onto three meteorites 1) Bluewing individual, 2) Sikohte-Alin, and 3) large slice of Gibeon with Thomson / Widmanstätten lines.

I toyed with the idea of using LDG and Moldavites as color filters in front of the strainer for a more colourful photo. Maybe next time....?


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Dr. Mike Reynolds
 9/25/2017 5:46:42 PM
Brilliant Paul! I LOVE it!! Being an astronomer, meteoriticist, and eclipse chaser, this one made my day. The August 21, 2017 eclipse was the 19th total solar eclipse I have seen.
John Lutzon
 9/23/2017 9:10:00 AM
Super photo's and Great background, literally and photographically. I have long suspected that one armed, two fingered, square nosed Martians were living on the Moon--now we have the proof. Thanks Paul.
Paul Gessler
 9/23/2017 8:14:21 AM
Thanks everyone. The Bluewing is complete and was found by me as was the Bluewing strewnfield. Have at least 4 different types of stony meteorite from that location and one beautiful Eucrite named BlueWing 001 Matson and my Father Nick have also found nice individuals there but I have the Lions Share including the main mass the size of a rugby ball.
Jansen Lyons
 9/23/2017 7:47:17 AM
Awesome photos, what a great time to do it, too. Cheers!
Daniel Da Costa
 9/23/2017 6:29:16 AM
Very good idea, nice photo and beautiful meteorites.
Graham
 9/23/2017 4:56:17 AM
Great to see someone else with the same ideas...we managed to project on to a couple of large lunar slices and chunks..good fun Paul...nice shots.
Michael Hofmann
 9/23/2017 4:48:22 AM
Very cool Idea!
Anne Black
 9/23/2017 12:37:29 AM
Nice complete (?) specimen of Bluewing, Paul. That's one meteorite you don't see often. Was it found by Rob Matson like the others?
 

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