Total Solar Eclipse
Bucharesti - August
I was fortunate to
view my first eclipse from an Athletics stadium in Bucharest in
Romania. I was part of a group who arranged a trip through a company
called Romantic Travel. Romantic Travel were awful, but the guide
Florin was great so somehow we all survived.
With people from all
over the world including the late Roger Tuthill - what a nice
bloke, and a group from the RASC including Ralph Chou there was
plenty of experience to be gained on this trip. The more experienced
suggested that I was probably trying to do too much for my first
eclipse, and would be in danger of missing it because I was too
busy imaging. With that in mind I decided to forget the photography,
and just adjust the video to get a selection of images showing
various degrees of corona.
Unfortunately for us
we were blessed with some very thin cloud which did remove detail
from the corona, it was still an awesome site.
. . . .
Diamond Ring sequence
at third contact as captured from video tape using a Neotech image
. . .
A series of images
showing the stages of the eclipse from before to after totality.
Again images have been taken from the video sequence.
Video imaging using
the JVC colour camera and Sony Video Walkman on a Vixen GP mount
A diamond ring sequence
made by Richard Robinson from the above video stills
Well Total Eclipses
are addictive I was told, and guess what - they are!
Roll on Africa in
2001 was the cry - follow the link for yet another amazing experience.
The links to Zimbabwe
2001 & Eclipse home below.
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