Outer corona

This image shows the whole corona in a way very similar to the view in a small telescope. To the contrary to other images on this page, this image has the approximate orientation of original images and must be rotated 230.7° clockwise to achieve standard orientation. The small dot on the top of the image is authentic and it is a star.

Date08. 04. 2005
Time2nd contact 21:15:05 UT, 3rd contact 21:15:37 UT
Total eclipse duration 32 s
PlacePacific ocean aboard the MV Galapagos Legend (about 2100 km west from the Galapagos)
Coordinate1° 19.554' S, 109° 30.190' W
ConditionsClear sky, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 60°
OpticsCanon 500 mm f/4 IS lens
CameraCanon EOS 1Ds Mark II digital camera
Exposure1/2000 s - 1/15 s
ProcessingComposition of 7 images. Images were aligned by means of phase correlation, calibrated and composed using a new, for this purpose newly developed, software LDIC 1.0, processed using Corona 3.0 in order to visualize coronal structures. Final processing was done using ACC 6.0 software.
Image processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwarePhaseCorr 3.0, LDIC 1.0, Corona 3.0, Sofo ACC 6.0
OrientationThe image has the orientation of original images and it must be rotated 230.7° clockwise to achieve standard orientation (i.e. North at the top)
More infoOriginal set of images
Copyright© 2005 Miloslav Druckmüller, Fred Espenak

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