Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Total Eclipse of 29th March 2006

Partial phases before totality from GŁndogdu, Turkey, by Mike Lancaster

[29th March 2006 Eclipse Index]

The following sequence of images were taken during the partial phases before totality by Mike Lancaster from GŁndogdŁ on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. From GŁndogdŁ first contact (the Moon begins to encroach on the Sun's disk) was around 09:38 UT (12:38 local time) and second contact (the start of totality) was around 10:55 UT (13:55 local time). All pictures were taken using a hand-held Olympus Camedia C-4000Z digital camera pointed at a Meade 40mm Super PlŲssl eyepiece inserted into a 90mm Meade ETX-90 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. A screw-on BCF white light solar filter was also used on the telescope.