Total eclipse of the sun in Turkey

29th of March 2006, Manavgat und Konya, part 2


Colors of the eclipse, click

A marvelous wide angle photo (7.5 mm) during the totality in the mountains of Konya is shown. The intensive-red horizon entailed also in the coastal region a goose skin. Further you could see Venus and Mercury clearly.

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The Gif animation on the left shows the increasing protuberances behind the upward moving moon disk


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After the moon disk exceeded the sun diameter around 1,049 no more protuberances were visible in the middle of the totality. It was now a welcome request to expose the corona without a lateral over seeming. In comparison to the sun eclipse of 1999 in Europe a maximum corona (round) could be seen. In 2006 the different shape of a minimum corona appeared. In a minimum condition the magnetic field lines at the sun poles are clearly weaker.

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A selective special filter amplifies the magnetic field lines.


The pearl cord phenomenon was seen particularly in a beautiful three way-combination.


Before and after the total coverage of the moon, many details at the protuberances became direct visibly close to the sun surface. In case of the really extremely clear view, also the chromosphere could be observed


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The chromosphere is to be recognized here as a thin red layer on the sun surface and is only visible for seconds during a total eclipse. Because of the cloud disturbances this detail was missed 1999 completely.

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Fantasy-rich light reflexes in the objective of Andreas let the photographs become unique.

By the way, the wednesday was the best weather day of the entire week. The following two days had been nearly continuous covered by clouds


Andreas eclipse gallery (out of order)

Andreas (ah) used a Nikon 70D camera with a 600 * mm lenses. Richard (rr) preferred its 400 * mm Canon lenses X 1.4 converters on  a Canon 350D camera. My photographs (tb) were developed on a 63 x 840* mm Zeiss refractor - camera Canon20 D on a GP-Vixen adjusting.  The photographs of the Baader team were developed with a Celestron Refraktor on a Canon 20D camera.

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 2006 photos & text by  Th. Boeckel (tb),  Andreas Heidl (ah), and Richard Roscoe (rr), last modification 7.04.2006

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