Venus and eclipsed Sun

The image shows the view near the second contact when the Baily's beads were shining.
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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, 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
Exposure1/4000 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
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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