Solar Eclipse: Star Charts

2017 Eclipse Stars 5 deg Field

I am interested in reproducing the “Eddington” Experiment, which demonstrated The gravitational shift of star positions.  Now, I have not been practising, so the likelihood of my success is very low.  But I still intend to try, to see what information I can obtain.

First, I show a roughly 70 degree wide star field.  It is of interest because it shows Venus is within 35 degrees, roughly west, of the sun.

2017 Eclipse Stars 70 deg Field

2017 Eclipse Stars 70 deg Field

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