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).

Date03. 11. 1994
TimeSecond contact 12:22:11 UT, Third contact 12:25:18 UT
Total eclipse duration: 3 min 7 sec
PlaceSevaruyo, Bolivia
CoordinateS 19° 25.98', W 66° 51.00', alt. 3479 m
ConditionsHigh thin clouds, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 36°.
OpticsAstro-Physics 4 inch f/6 Traveller
FilmKodak Royal Gold 100
ProcessingComposition 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
ScannerNikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED (16× multisample)
SoftwarePhaseCorr 4.0, FilmCMP 2.0, Corona 4.0, Sofo ACC 6.0
OrientationThe 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


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