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This image of totality from the August 2017 total eclipse is a collaboration with fellow South Jersey astronomer Paul Ostwald. It combines three sets of bracketed exposures (for the corona and earthshine) plus images from second and third contact (for the chromosphere and prominences), that were taken using both a Canon 300mm lens and a 480mm-focal-length refractor. The most striking feature of the image is the "trifid" nature of the corona, with three bright and extra long streamers. The bright star to the left of the sun is Regulus but there are a total of eight visible stars, which are labeled in the high-resolution image (see link above).