Wide angle veiws to the North-West

The camera equipped with a super-wide angle lens (114° × 84°) was positioned on the end of the pier which is visible on the atoll's left side in front of the Enewetak Radiological Observatory. Full-frame digital camera Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III was equipped with AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens set to 14  mm focal length. A Nikon lens on a Canon camera body looks like nonsense but it is not. The fantastic quality of Nikon lens made Peter Aniol to modify this lens for the Canon EOS body. The camera was operated by means of Canon TC-80N3 timer remote controller. The images were taken in 10 seconds intervals. The camera orientation was exactly to the north-west, i.e. against the comming lunar shadow. The horizontal angle of view is 114°, the north-west is exactly in the center, West is 12° far from left edge of the image and the North is 12° far from the right edge. The altitude of the Sun above the horizon is 56-57°. It is possible to identify Venus, Mercury, Procyon, Castor, Pollux and Capella on the images taken during the totality.

03:28:04 UT, 35 seconds before the second contact

03:28:24 UT, 15 seconds before the second contact

03:28:34 UT, 5 seconds before the second contact

03:29:04 UT, 25 seconds after the second contact

03:29:54 UT, 1 min 25 seconds after the second contact

03:34:04 UT, 16 seconds before the third contact

03:34:24 UT, 4 seconds after the third contact

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