Changes in corona during 3 hours
The left image was created using two series of images taken in Africa within a period of about 8
minutes. The first series was taken by Vojtech Rušin in South Africa, the second one was taken by
Friedhelm Dorst in Mozambique. The image shows the solar corona approximately at 06:23 UT. |
The right image is made from images captured by Arne Danielsen in Australia at 09:11 UT.
The time delay of about 168
minutes is relatively long and enables to study changes in the solar corona. It is possible to find a lot
of changes by careful comparing both images. The most significant one can be found in the top left
part of the images (see the small cropped images left). The difference in color of images is caused
by different altitude of the Sun. The altitude of the Sun above the horizon was 41° in South
Africa, 47° in Mozambique, but only 6° in Australia.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the
higher resolution image version (1.8 MB, PNG format).
|Date||04. 12. 2002 |
|Time||Africa (Rušin): second contact 06:18:26 UT, third contact 06:19:34 UT|
Africa (Dorst): second contact 06:26:15 UT, third contact 06:27:44 UT
Australia: second contact 09:10:56 UT, third contact 09:11:25 UT
|Place||Africa (Rušin): South Africa, Messina|
Africa (Dorst): Mozambique
Australia: Koolimylka, Woomera Prohibited Area
|Coordinate||Africa (Rušin): 30° 00' E, 22° 23' S, altitude approx. 1500 m|
Africa (Dorst): 33° 53' 51.1'' E, 24° 58' 58.5 '' S, altitude approx. 100 m
Australia: 136° 31' 32'' E, 30° 57' 15'' S, altitude approx. 244 m
|Optics||Africa (Rušin): Zeiss 10/1000 mm|
Africa (Dorst): Traveler - Astrophysics with field flattening lens and TC 300 teleconverter of Nikon, effective focal length 1315 mm at 105 mm aperture
Australia: Takahashi FS-60C w/Extender-Q (568 mm f/9,5)
|Camera||Africa (Dorst): Nikon D1H digital camera|
Australia: Canon EOS D60 digital camera
|Film||Africa (Rušin): Fujicolor Reala 100|
|Processing||Africa: Composition of 20 images (16 Rušin, 4 Dorst)|
Australia: Composition of 8 images.
Images were aligned by means of phase correlation technique and then processed using Corona 3.0 software. Final processing was done by means of ACC 6.0 image analyzer.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
|Software||PhaseCorr 3.0, Corona 3.0, Sofo ACC 6.0|
|Orientation||Images must be rotated 6.4° clockwise to achieve the standard orientation (N top, E left)|
|More info||Arne Danielsen Web page|
|Copyright||© 2002 Arne Danielsen, Friedhelm Dorst, Vojtech Rušin|
© 2005 Miloslav Druckmüller