High resolution image of inner corona

This high-resolution image shows not only the inner corona in the delicate details but surprisingly the lunar surface is recorded in the quality not very far from an image taken during the full moon. Even small craters are clearly visible on the lunar surface. It is necessary to align the solar corona and the Moon separately in order not to blurr one of these two parts.
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Date01. 08. 2008
Time2nd contact 11:03:35 UT, 3rd contact 11:05:39 UT
Total eclipse duration 2 m 4 s
PlaceMongolia, Bor Udzuur
Coordinate45° 43.251' N, 92° 06.837' E, 1223 m altitude
ConditionsExcellent - clear sky, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 22°
Optics105mm TMB APO f=620mm + Baader Flat-field FFC EFL
CameraCanon EOS 1Ds Mark III digital camera (ISO 100)
Exposure1/4000 s - 8 s
ProcessingComposition of 25 images. Eclipse images were calibrated by means of several hundreds of dark frames and flat-fields, aligned by means of phase correlation, composed by means of LDIC 5.0 software, processed using Corona 4.1 in order to visualize coronal structures. Final processing was done using ACC 6.1 software.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwareAstro D3F 2.0, PhaseCorr 6.0, LDIC 5.0, Corona 4.1, Sofo ACC 6.1
OrientationImage must be rotated 12.1° clockwise to achieve standard orientation i. e. North up.
Copyright© 2008 Miloslav Druckmüller, Martin Dietzel, Peter Aniol, Vojtech Rušin

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