Our observing place behind Enewetak Radiological Observatory

Equipment used for eclipse observation

(1) Heavy, extremely high precision paralactic mount Astelco NTM brought and operated by Peter Aniol.

(2) William Optics Megrez 88 Doublet FD + Baader Flat-field FFC, EFL 965mm with Canon EOS 5D camera.

(3,4) Two 8/500 mm lenses and Canon EOS 5D cameras equipped with two extremely narrow-band filters - bandwidth 0.15 nm. The first filter maximum transmission centered on Fe XIV emission image 530.3 nm. The second filter maximum transmission centered off-line on 529.1 nm. Both used filters were stabilized at temperature of 45.0°C.

(5) Maksutov-Cassegrain 3M-6A, 6.3/500 mm with Canon EOS 5D

(6) Canon EF 100 nn 1:2 lens with Canon EOS 5D

(7) Canon EF 200mm 1:2.8 L II lens with modified Canon EOS 5D (Hutech Ia)

(8) William Optics Fluorostar triplet F=7.0 + adapter, EFL 2000mm with Phase One P45+ digital camera.

All cameras except for (8) were computer controlled by means of 3 computers. The Linux software Multican created by Jindřich Nový was used for cameras control. The camera (8) was manually controlled by Peter Aniol.

10 minutes before the second contact

Shadow-tracking Expedition members, Enewetak 2009

Top from the left to the right: Vojtech Rušin (Slovakia), Martin Dietzel (Germany), Cornelia Firsching (Germany), Miloslav Druckmüller (Czech Republic), Ľubomír Klocok (Slovakia), Karel Martišek (Czech Republic). Bottom: Peter Aniol (Germany).

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