To photograph the annular eclipse Glenn Schneider (right
his "eclipse hat") used a Celestron 5 telescope with a full aperture
5 chromium filter coupled to an Ariflex 35mm movie camera. The fixed
system was was fed by a coelistat mounted 5-3/4" 1/8-wave optical
The Ari was run at 64 frames per second and digital time code
(from WWVB - receiver in front of coelistat) was optically encoded on
each frame for an absolute time reference.
Though usually reserved for Total solar eclipses, the
celebratory "eclipse flag" (on loan from C. Small) is unfurled by the
Florida expedition members.
Left to right: Sally Hoffman, Karla Rahman, Howard Cohen, Glenn
Schneider, Don McNeil