Total Solar Eclipse
29 March 2006

Gundogdu - Turkey

Pixels & Cassoulet expedition !

Left, the wide-field experience (400 mm lens + Canon 5D), right, the spectroscopy experience (Canon 24-70 + Canon 350D).

The fisheye experience (Peleng 8 mm & Canon 10D).

Transit of the moon umbra
Fisheye lens Peleng 8 mm stopped at f/8 - Canon EOS 10D DSLR - ISO 400 - Expoure: 1/90 s. A new image each 10 seconds.

The movie

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Left: second contact, mid: the totality, right: third contact.

The third contact
Peleng 8 mm fisheye + EOS 10D

 The totality.

7 seconds before third contact.

8 seconds after third contact.

60 seconds after third contact.

4 minutes after the third contact.

The second contact
Canon lens EF 400 mm 1:5.6 L (used at f/5.6) - Canon EOS 5D DSLR - ISO 50.
Exposures of 1/200 s at ISO 50 with a linear polarization filter in place (nearly absorption of 50%)

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Inner corona near the time of second contact
8 x 1/20 s + 8 x 1/3 s (polarization sequence)
A radial filter is used for enhance the contrast (Iris implementation)

Wide-field image
Canon lens EF 400 mm 1:5.6 L (used at full aperture) - Canon EOS 5D DSLR - ISO 50.
Inner corona: Stack of 8 x 1/20 s exposures through a linear polariser - rotational gradient processing.
Outer corona: Stack of 2 x 2 s + 2 x 1 s exposures (no optical filter) - The diffuse corona is removed (fitted by a Lorentzien function).
Photosphere image incrustation: 1/8000 s through an Astrosolar ND=3.8 film (image taken some minutes before first contact).
The saturated part of the image (non-valid data) is masked with a dark disk.

Small (1096 x 730)
Medium (2193 x 1460)
Large (4386 x 2920)

Field stars identification
The scale of the image is of 4.2 arcsec/pixel

Large (4386 x 2920)

Detail of a rectilinear plume.

Image of the moon surface
Canon 400 mm lens + Canon EOS 5D - 6 seconds exposure at ISO 50.
Mid-exposure start 15 seconds only before the third contact (the right side of the image shows some bloom).

Polarization experience
Measure of the sun's corona polarization
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Polarization degree of the corona.

Spectroscopy experience
Canon lens 24-70 mm 1:2.8 L used at f/4 + Canon EOS 350D (ISO 100). Grating: Jeulin 300 g/mm in front of the objective.

Left, zero order. Right, first order. Exposure: sum of 3 x 1/30 s. The green line Fe XIV at 5303 A dominate the coronal emission.

Second order spectrum. Exposure: sum of 3 x 1/4 s. The green line at 5303 A (Fe XIV) is the principal feature. The small dot are from the spectral emission of the chromosphere.
See also the
1999 spectrum.

Le groupe Pixels & Cassoulet à Istambul. Dernier jour du voyage !
De gauche à droite, Pierre Thierry, Alain Klotz, Christian Buil, Valérie Desnoux, Michelle David, Raymond David, Michel Pujol, Robert Delmas.
Sur la gauche, le Bosphore et la Grande Mosquée.

See also:
The Valérie Desnoux page
The Alain Klotz page.