Partial eclipse 15 minutes sequence

The task to create partial eclipse sequence similar to the penumbral one was more difficult than I had expected. The changing brightness of blue sky background forced me to develop rather complicated interpolating procedure which would ensure the smooth transition from one image to another one.
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Date16. 05. 2003
Time02:30 UT (left), 02:35 UT, 02:40 UT(right)
PlaceStanovisko hill about 25 km far from Brno city, Czech Republic
ConditionsVery good - clear sky, near horizon very thin fog
OpticsGS 300, 10.8/1000 mm
CameraMinolta X-700
FilmKodak Supra 400
ProcessingImages processed by means of adaptive ACC procedure
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
ScannerNikon LS 2000 (2750dpi resolution, RGB, 3 × 16bit/pixel, 4 × multisample)
SoftwareSofo ACC 5.0 Scientific Image Analyzer with Match II Module
Copyright© 2003 Miloslav Druckmüller


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