Four years ago, Xiris had the incredible opportunity to watch the beautiful solar eclipse through one of our weld cameras. On June 10th this year, Xiris’ team woke up bright and early to relive that experience.
In order to capture the moment, our Subject Matter Expert, Anthony San Andres, set-up the Xiris XVC-1000 Weld Camera on a tripod and connected to WeldStudio™ on a laptop. The set-up and equipment used was similar to recording a live weld. However, in this case a 35mm S-mount lens on an extender tube was used to focus further into the sky. Due to the weld camera's High Dynamic Range capability, no additional filters were needed to capture the eclipse.
Anthony’s camera setup in his backyard featuring his laptop, and XVC-1000
The extender tube to extend the focal distance
“It was my first time viewing a solar eclipse and it was incredible,” shares Anthony. “Having the weld camera was a good tool to experience it, because you cannot look directly at the sun without protective wear, so this really was one of the best ways to see and capture it right in the moment.”
5:55 AM: The sun was rising and this was the maximum partial eclipse
5:59 AM: The sun made it over the tree line
6:14 AM: Some clouds were visible
6:30 AM: When the eclipse was almost over
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