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1999 Total Solar Eclipse
   
 
 
     
   
     
     
   
 
 
     
 
 
   
   
   
Images from top to bottom
Sequential image shot at 1/125th of a second.

Mid Corona shot at 1/4th of a second.

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

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

3 Images showing Close up of the Prominence Show.

Right Image: Close up showing Lunar Mountains sillouetted.
 
The 1999 Eclipse remains the best for providing numerous image variations.  These images are the most requested for publication.   With the Sun at Solar Maximum, the images of the PromInences were unforgetable.    

 
   
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
 
 

Elizig Turkey-our staging location near Lake Hazar
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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.
 
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 Publications

               
  Totality by Littman, Espenak
2016
 
  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:
Eclipse: Voyage to Darkness
by David H. Levy-2000
 
  Provided Image for:Sky Publishing's
Glorious Eclipse
Images 2
Slide Collection-2000
 
  Lynn Carroll's Astronomy Slide Presentation at "The Nature Center" at Bend, OR    Provided Images for:
Passing Through 90 degrees by Cheryl Burkett-Award Winning Poetry Book-2000
 
 
                             

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