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Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery 3

1995 - 1999

Photographs by Fred Espenak

1995 Total Solar Eclipse
1995 Total Solar Eclipse
The diamond ring effect at 2nd contact and solar corona.
(click for larger image)

An assortment of Fred Espenak's photographs of eclipses from 1995 through 1999 are featured on this page. The Moon's shadow took Espenak to such diverse places as India, Mongolia, Aruba and Turkey. In recent years, he has begun to experiment with image enhancement techniques through computer processing. This permits a much more realistic representation of the colar corona's appearance to the naked eye. For more information about image enhancement techniques, see Digital Composites for Solar Eclipses.

For more eclipse images, visit all the photo galleries: 1970 - 1984 | 1990 - 1994 | 1995 - 1999

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Click on each image below to see a larger photo.

TSE95.50mm
Eclipse
and Temple
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Eclipse and Temple (TSE95.50mm)

Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24 (Dundlod, INDIA)
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/5.6
1995 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Totality - 1995 Solar Corona

Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24 (Dundlod, INDIA)
Sigma 400mm APO f/5.6 lens with a 2x converter (800 mm, f/11), 1 second, Royal Gold 100
1995 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Enhanced Image of the 1995 Solar Corona

Six separate photographs were combined with a computer to produce the final image of the 1995 corona. The special processing captures both bright and faint details and closely resembles the corona's appearance seen with the naked eye.(Compare to the previous image which is a conventional photograph.)To learn more about the computer processing technique used to produce this image, see Digital Composites for Solar Eclipses.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24 (Dundlod, INDIA)
Sigma 400mm APO f/5.6 lens with a 2x converter (800 mm, f/11)
1995 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Self Portrait at Total Solar Eclipse of 1995

Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24 (Dundlod, INDIA)
Nikkor 16mm f/5.6 (fisheye)
1995 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Baily's Beads Sequence
at Third Contact
(BailysBeadsSequence)

Baily's Beads Sequence at Third Contact (BailysBeadsSequence)

For many more photos and a descriptive account, see: Report on the Total Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24

TTotal Solar Eclipse of 1995 Oct 24 (Dundlod, INDIA)
AstroPhysics 105EDT f/5.8 refractor w/2x converter (fl = 1260 mm)
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 second, Kodak Elite 100.
1995 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Composite Photograph of the 1998 Solar Corona

Using a computer, Fred Espenak combined 6 separate photographs to produce the final image of the total solar eclipse of February 26, 1998. The special processing captures both bright and faint details and closely resembles the corona's appearance seen with the naked eye.To learn more about the computer processing technique used to produce this image, see Digital Composites for Solar Eclipses.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1998 Feb 26 (Oranjestad, ARUBA)
Nikon FE, Celestron 80mm f/8 fluorite refractor (fl=640 mm), Kodak Royal Gold 100.
Exposures: 1/125, 1/60, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4 and 2 sec.
1998 Photo by Fred Espenak

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Classic Diamond Ring - 1998 Feb 26

A brilliant bead of sunlight reappears along the Moon's rim as the total eclipse ends. The Sun's faint corona quickly fades from view during the "diamond ring" effect. And everyone asks "When is the next total eclipse?!"

Total Solar Eclipse of 1998 Feb 26 (Oranjestad, ARUBA)
Nikon FE
1998 Photo by Fred Espenak

Solar Eclipse Photographs

Copyright Notice

All photographs, text and web pages are © Copyright 2006 by Fred Espenak, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. They may not be reproduced, published, copied or transmitted in any form, including electronically on the Internet or WWW, without written permission of the author. The photos have been digitally watermarked.

The photographs may be licensed for commercial, editorial, and educational use. Contact Espenak (at MrEclipse) for photo use in print, web, video, CD and all other media.

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