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Total Solar Eclipse  August 11th, 1999 Turkey Eclipse Images


   
     
 


 
 
 

     


   
   

Images from top to bottom

Panoramic image shot at 1/125th of a second.

Mid Corona shot at 1/8th of a second.

Inner Corona and Prominences shot at 1/125th of a second.
 

Close up of the Prominence Show.

Right Image: Close up showing Lunar Mountains sillouetted.

This Eclipse remains the best for providing images.
The Sun being at Solar Max. provided an unforgettable
Prominence display.


Eclipse Animation
37 images arranged in sequence. 
 
 Left: Solar Crescent Shadows
 generated by the Tree branches & leaves.

         
  Total Solar Eclipse  August 11th, 1999 Turkey Eclipse Excursion  
 
  Equipment used      
The Telescope used was a 94mm f/6.8.Brandon Refractor on a Losmandy G-11 Equatorial Head, supported by a custom made low profille Mahogany Tripod.   Great lengths were taken to place the equipment into to 2 “carry on" size cases.  Cameras and a Battery acted as Counterweights.

A TeleVue “2x Big Barlow Lens” inserted into the focuser, followed by followed by Extension Tubes provided an effective focal length of 2820mm (f/30).  This yielded a Solar disk image of 26mm in diameter, too large for the 35mm Camera Frame.   The Full Solar Disk images were made by splicing  images together. 

A Pentax ZX-M camera body was used for photography.  This is a clever auto wind Camera can shoot up to 2 frames per second if needed.  The film used was 100VS Ektachrome, pushed to 200 ISO.

 
Above Image:
Mel Bartels & Greg Babcock with Equipment
   
  Scenes-Lake Hazar      
     
         
Local Media Coverage

 

  Total Solar Eclipse  August 11th, 1999 Turkey Tour of Istanbul  

   
  The Blue Mosk

 
     
 
 
 

  Total Solar Eclipse  August 11th, 1999 Turkey Presentations & Publications  

       Guest Speaker at Imaging Conference Portland, Oregon 2012  
       Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2011  
       Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2010   
       Images Displayed at 2005 Image the Sky Conference-Mt. Hood Com Col.  
       Equipment Display Bellingham, WA Optics Workshop-March 2000   
       Guest Speaker at 1999 Oregon Star Party (OSP)  
       
 
(Click image for more)
Provided Images for:
Totality-Eclipse of the Sun by: Littman, Espenak, Wilcox-2009
 
April Image for
2009 OMSI/Kendall Planetarium-Stellar Skies Calendar
 
Provided Images for:
Lynn Carroll's Stellar Presentation at the Oregon Observatory
Sun River
   
(Click image for more) Provided Images for:
Eclipse: Voyage to Darkness
by David H. Levy-2000

 
Provided Image for:Sky Publishing's
Glorious Eclipse
Images 2
Slide Collection-2000
 
Provided Images for:
Passing Through 90 degrees by Cheryl Burkett-Award Winning Poetry Book-2000
 
 
  Total Solar Eclipse - 1999  Turkey  
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