Extremely high resolution image of solar corona

This image is a clearly understandable answer to the question if it makes sense to organize total solar eclipse expeditions in the age of cosmic research of the Sun. It is a composition of 60 images taken with Canon EOS 5D with 1640 mm lens. The position of the Moon represent the situation 15 second after the second contact i. e. 10:35:54 UT.
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Date29. 03. 2006
Time2nd contact 10:35:39 UT, 3rd contact 10:39:38 UT
Total eclipse duration 3 m 59.5 s
Coordinate30° 56.946' N, 24° 14.301' E, 158 m altitude
ConditionsExcellent - clear sky, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 62°
Optics16.4/1640mm (Takahashi 100 mm ED, focal length 820 mm with Canon 2× teleconverter)
CameraCanon EOS 5D digital camera (ISO 100)
Exposure1/1000 s - 4 s
ProcessingComposition of 60 images. Eclipse images were aligned by means of phase correlation, composed by means of LDIC 4.0 software, processed using Corona 4.0 in order to visualize coronal structures. Final processing was done using ACC 6.0 software.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwarePhaseCorr 4.0, Corona_ret 2.0, LDIC 4.0, Corona 4.0, Sofo ACC 6.0
OrientationImage must be rotated 24.258° anti-clockwise to achieve standard orientation i. e. North up.
Copyright© 2006 Miloslav Druckmüller, Peter Aniol

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