Images of total solar eclipse were obtained near Side, Turkey very close to
central line with totality duration 3min 45 sec. We used a wide range of observing
equipment, including 500mm, f/8 telephoto lens and Canon EOS 20D DSLR camera,
Olympus DSLR with 7.2 megapixels for taking both video and still images and
Sony digital video camera which we used for making video animation of the eclipse.
Beside digital cameras, we observed also with two classical cameras having ordinary
film for color slides (Velvia 100). The 250 mm, f/4 lens was used for making wide field
images of the corona, while Peleng 8 mm fisheye lens was used for imaging the entire
sky during the totality. A 12V/220V power converter was connected to our rental car and
supplied 220V current for the video and Canon 20D cameras.
Although the weather conditions were generally very good,
some thin cirrus clouds arrived just at the time of total eclipse, causing
some interference. We recorded widely extended corona in equatorial direction.
While in direction of both solar poles coronal holes were visible. Also two
prominences appeared at the edge of solar disk.
The corona was surprisingly colorless also when we observed it with
unaided eye. All images show strong magnetic streamers structures.
Images copyright © 2006 by B. Dintinjana, S. Jejčič, H. Mikuž and V. Engstrom,
Črni Vrh Observatory Solar Eclipse Expedition to Turkey.