Baily's beads after the third contact II.
Although the observing conditions during the total solar eclipse in Bolivia were not perfect, Daniel
Schechter obtained very good images of beads after the third contact. The thin high clouds caused the
difuse light in images, which decreased the extreme contrast, made the image processing easier and
enabled to create very impresive final images. I processed the sequence of four images, image No. II.
is presented on this page. The rest of Baily's beads images (I, III. IV.) you may display by clicking
following small images.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the
higher resolution image version (1.3 MB, PNG format).
|Date||03. 11. 1994|
|Time||Second contact 12:22:11 UT, Third contact 12:25:18 UT |
Total eclipse duration: 3 min 7 sec
|Coordinate||S 19° 25.98', W 66° 51.00', alt. 3479 m|
|Conditions||High thin clouds, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 36°. |
|Optics||Astro-Physics 4 inch f/6 Traveller |
|Film||Kodak Royal Gold 100 |
|Processing||Composition of 11 images. Images were aligned by means of phase correlation technique and then processed using Corona 4.0 software. Final processing was done in ACC 6.0 software.|
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
|Scanner||Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED (16× multisample)|
|Software||PhaseCorr 4.0, FilmCMP 2.0, Corona 4.0, Sofo ACC 6.0|
|Orientation||The image must be rotated 30.7° clockwise to achieve the standard orientation i.e. North top, East left |
|Copyright||© 1994 Daniel Schechter, © 2007 Miloslav Druckmüller|