I observed the total solar eclipse of August 1, 2008 in South-Western Mongolia as a member of the international expedition organized by Vojtech Rušin from Slovakia. The expedition to South-Western Mongolia was a part of the Shadow-tracking expedition project, which was organized by me and my daughter Hana at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. The goal of the "Shadow-tracking expeditions" project is to obtain observing data from various places during the total solar eclipse which enable to study changes in the solar corona. The second observing place was near Novosibirsk in Russia. The observing conditions on both observing places were excellent.

The Shadow-tracking expedition project was undertaken under the patronage of Miroslav Doupovec, the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology. My participation on the Mongolian expedition was sponsored by Zdeněk Andrýsek. The Linux software Multican, used for control of cameras, was created by Jindřich Nový and was running on Linux Fedora.

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