Total Sun Eclipse on August 11. 1999

The e biggest celestial event of year 1999 we wait in town Oberwart (Austria), north from Vienna. In full loaded Audi 80 we carry Celestron 8, Maksutov-Cassegrain F500mm/D90mm, cameras Nikon F50, Minolta X700, Pentax ML1000, digital VCR Sony TRV110E and for any case, Olympus and Zenit TTL.

Although we have cloudy weather, impression are strong. Here are remembrance of this Event.



Beginning of total phase was threaten by the clouds. For that reason, most of the pictures are taken with Maksutov-Cassegrain 500mm/f;5,6. Eclipse was recorded with digital videocamera Sony TRV110E. Photographs are taken on Fujicolor Superia 200.

Image right was taken 2 minutes before second contact.(1/1000sec without Mylar filter).

We was stunning when Moon completely cover Sun disc and when we see red prominence all the way around the Sun's limb! (1/1000sec., MAK 500mm/f5,6)

On image right prominence are much more visible. I haven't take good picture of corona because of cloudy sky.(1/500sec., MAK 500mm/f5,6, w/o Mylar)
Image right was taken with digital videocamera.


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