Total Eclipse End Sequence

Each of the images in the sequence is a composition of 22 digital images and a single image taken on a classical film. Using of a classical film is an absolute necessity in order to manage the extreme contrast of Baily's beads and the diamond ring after the third contact. It is not possible to obtain images of this quality using digital camera only. The diffuse light is caused by a cirrus cloud.
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Date08. 04. 2005
TimeSecond contact 19:51:19 UT, third contact 19:51:52 UT
Total eclipse duration 33 s
PlaceAboard Discovery ship in South Pacific ocean
CoordinateS 22° 37.19', W 129° 38.67'
ConditionsImages taken through cirrus cloud
OpticsCanon EF 100-400 mm 1:4.5-5.6 L IS (set to 400 mm) for digital camera
MC 3M-5CA 1:8 500 mm (Maksutov-Cassegrain) for classical camera
CameraCanon EOS 1D Mark II digital camera
Canon EOS 300X classical camera
FilmFujicolor Press 800 Professional (push processed to 3200 ISO)
Exposure1/4000 s to 1/125 s digital camera
1/1000 s classical camera
ProcessingImage processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwareSofo ACC 6.0 with Match II module, Corona 3.0
OrientationThe images must be rotated 135° clockwise to achieve the standard orientation i.e. North top, East left
Copyright© 2005 Miloslav Druckmüller


Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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