Inner corona

This high-resolution image shows not only the inner corona in the delicate details but surprizingly many stars relatively very near to the Sun. It si possible to identify at least 22 stars down to 11 magnitude.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the higher resolution image version (3.8 MB, PNG format).

Date01. 08. 2008
Time2nd contact 10:44:28 UT, 3rd contact 10:46:46 UT
Total eclipse duration 2 m 18 s
PlaceRussia, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, near hotel Zolotaya Dolina
CoordinateE83°05'44", N54°50'31", alt. 156 m
ConditionsExcellent - clear sky, altitude of the Sun above the horizon 30°
OpticsTakahashi TSA102 814 mm
CameraCanon EOS 400D digital camera (ISO 100)
Exposure1/250 s - 2 s
ProcessingComposition of 37 images. Eclipse images calibrated by means of dark frames and flat-fields, aligned by means of phase correlation, composed by means of LDIC 5.0 software, processed using Corona 4.1 in order to visualize coronal structures. Final processing was done using ACC 6.1 software.
Image processing by Hana Druckmüllerová and Miloslav Druckmüller
SoftwareAstro D3F 2.0, PhaseCorr 6.0, LDIC 5.0, Corona 4.1, Sofo ACC 6.1
OrientationImage must be rotated 38.0° clockwise to achieve standard orientation i. e. North up.
Copyright© 2008 Constantinos Emmanouilidis, Hana Druckmüllerová, Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 19.3.2009