Observatorio ARVAL: Paraguaná
Total Eclipse of the Sun, February 26 '98
Photographs by Ivan Rubesa

"Baily's Beads", just before Second Contact.

Solar Chromosphere and Prominences, just at Second Contact.

Solar Prominences, just after Second Contact.

Interior Corona and Prominences, during Totality.

Location: Punta de Barco, Paraguaná, Venezuela (Lat. 12° 9.88' N, Lon. 69° 55.9' W, 0m SNM).

Technical Data:

Camera: Nikon F3 at Cassegrain focus, on a Meade LX200 SCT 8" telescope (FL: 2,000 mm, f/10),
in equatorial configuration.

Exposure Times:
Baily's Beads and Chromosphere: 1/2000 sec.
Prominences: 1/1000 sec.
Interior Corona: 1/500 sec.

Film: Fujichrome SENSIA 400 (color slides).

All images are ©1998 by Ivan Rubesa, used here with his permission.

Updated: March 23 '98

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