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My first total eclipse, on 1999 aug 11 took place under a thick layer of clouds near Metz in France. Although I did not succeed in taking good photographs, neither saw the corona, we saw the approach of the lunar shadow very excellent. The clouds formed a good screen for viewing the shadow. And we were not disturbed by Baileys beads, shadow bands, coronal beauty and othe eclipse stuff like that ;-(
Nevertheless, my meteorological registrations succeded, using a notebook-Computer with self-written software for meteo registrations an photocamera operation.
Click on the image to get my comlete report of the eclipse 1999!
To get that page in German,
, click here.
My next eclipse was the great 'Africlipse' of 2001, enjoyed in Zimbabwe.
Get my report in German or English language
We got excellent photos, weather recordings and videos. Download videos of the shadow bands (3 seconds, MPEG-1 (552 kB, 9 seconds, MPEG-2,783 kB and 3rd contact, 2 seconds, 375 kB)! All to be seen on my above website.
im schatten. A virtual exhibition of my photos and texts of Adalbert Stifter (Grerman language)
A great partial one was the eclipse of 2003-31-05, with its maximum at sunrise.
I took registrations of the dawn, showing clearly the drop of light before sunrise.
Read my report in German or
Here you get picutures of my venus
and mercury transit, showing the venus' atmosphere and
providing images for determinign the solar parallax.
Text in German and English.
Near Jumilla, Spain, I saw the annular eclipse close (500m) to the southern grazing border.
my report is only available in German language
translation by Google
2006 March 29
2006 I was at the Jalu Eclipse Campsite in Libya. Here is my report of the superb desert eclipse.
We have had optimal conditions for observing.
In 2008 I observed the eclipse high in the arctic regions
See my preliminary 2008 webpage for my full report.
I observed the Asian eclipse in Wuhan, China. Check my website for a full report of the longest
eclipse of the century.
It was a high partial eclipse, like that of 2003. Again with my automatic weather logging.
I observed the great Indonesian Eclipse in Sulawesi under perfect
skies. Click here for my report.
Are you fascinated by the mysterious shadow bands
during a solar eclipse? Learn more about it in my
shadow bands explanation page in English
or German language with videos, pictures and explanations.
For enjoying eclipse viewing without abandoning photography and meteo I used a portable and battery-powered organiser. This device records temperature, windspeed and sky brightness as well as triggers several automatic photo cameras. On my computer I use the software Eclipse Orchestrator. It can trigger several cameras, one of them via USB with predefined exposure settings.
For more details see my
eclipse organiser page (German) and
technical documentation of the interface (English).
A timer software for eclipses, runing with windows or on a Pocket PC is my "Eclipse Observer", see below.
Meanwhile I am using a C-Control microcontroller for this purpose. See my Documentation (in German language).
Do you like an eclipse-desktop for your pocket PC
Here you get it: eclipse.tsk
Download the file, send it to your PDA an chose as today screen.
On the right you see my EclipseObserver for the PC or a PPC. Look here for more details.
What else do you need? Of course, the Eclipse
with the a browser or on a PPC.
back to my German Homepage
Links for solar observers and special eclipse links (both in German)
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last updated: 2017-08-30
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