Chromosphere during mid-eclipse

The ratio of Lunar/Solar angular diameter was on our observing place only 1.00611 and the totality belt was only 22 km wide. Therefore in the middle of the total eclipse the red chromosphere was visible all around the Moon's edge - really fascinating view.

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, altitude of the Sun 58°
OpticsCanon Zoom Lens EF 100-400 mm 1:4.5-5.6 L IS
Set focal length: 400 mm
Image Stabilizer used in mode 1
CameraCanon EOS 1D Mark II digital camera
Exposure1/2000 s to 1/125 s
ProcessingComposition of 22 images processed by means of Corona 3.0 and ACC 6.0 software
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwareSofo ACC 6.0 with Match II module, Corona 3.0
OrientationThe image is presented in the orientation as it was visible on the sky. The image 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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