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End of total eclipse is drawing near

The western (right) limb brightening is the infallible sign that the end of the total eclipse is drawing near. The chromosphere is visible for a short time again. The intensive red H-alpha radiation of the extremely bright prominence caused a red foggy veil which colored the black Moon.

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Date11. 08. 1999
TimeSecond contact 10:50:37 UT, third contact 10:53:00 UT
Total eclipse duration 2 min 23 s
PlaceHungary, 2 km SSE from Németkér village
CoordinateN 46° 41' 36'', E 18° 47' 14''
ConditionsExcellent, clear sky. (Solar altitude 59° above horizon)
OpticsMaksutov - Cassegrain MTO 1000a, 10.5/1084 mm
CameraSoligor SR-300MD
Resolution6.36 arc sec / pixel (image on this Web page)
FilmFujicolor Superia 800
ProcessingComposition of 22 images processed by means of Corona 3.0 and ACC software, diffraction corrected
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
ScannerNikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED (4000 dpi resolution, RGB, 3 × 16 bit/pixel, 16× multisample)
SoftwareSofo ACC 6.0 with Match II module, Corona 3.0
OrientationThe image must be rotated 16.7° clockwise to achieve the standard orientation i.e. North top, East left
More infoFull story about Németkér expedition including many texts and images was published on multimedia CD: Miloslav Druckmüller, Journey to Solar Eclipse, AION and WOLF RECORDS, 2000
Copyright© 2004 Miloslav Druckmüller

 


Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
druckmuller@fme.vutbr.cz
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