Countryside during the total eclipse beginning

This image showing the magical countryside during the total solar eclipse is a composition of one single shot taken with Nikon D810 camera equipped with 50 mm lens and this wide-angle image of solar corona. The images were aligned by means of phase correlation with sub-pixel precision. The very high resolution image version may be found here.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the higher resolution image version (1.6 MB, PNG format).

Date20. 03. 2015
Time2nd contact 10:10:47 UT, 3rd contact 10:13:14 UT
Image time approx. 15 s after 2nd contact
PlaceSvalbard, UNIS observatory near Longyearbyen
CoordinateN 78° 12' 09.1'',   E 15° 49' 44.5'',  Alt. 15 m
ConditionsClear sky
OpticsSigma 50mm f/1,4 DG HSM Art (set to F2)
CameraNikon D810, ISO 100
Exposure1/20 s
ProcessingImage processing by Miloslav Druckmüller
NoteThe saturated part of the image near the Sun was corrected by means of this image.
Copyright© 2015 Miloslav Druckmüller, Shadia Habbal, Peter Aniol, Pavel Štarha

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Page last update: 15.5.2015