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1999 Total Solar Eclipse

Photo Gallery D (Sequences)

Photographs by Fred Espenak

1999 Aug 11 Total Solar Eclipse
1999 Total Solar Eclipse
This sequence encompasses the entire eclipse from start to finish.

The total solar eclipse of 1999 crossed Europe, Asia Minor and South Asia. Among the many countries in the path, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey attracted most eclipse chasers because of their favorable weather prospects. NASA's 1999 total eclipse website has detailed predictions and maps of this remarkable event.

The Ken Willcox Memorial Eclipse Expedition brought 98 people to Turkey to witness the last total solar eclipse of the Millennium on 1999 August 11. I served as expedition leader while the role of tour director fell into the capable and experienced hands of Gary Spears (Spears Travel).We enjoyed spectacular cloud-free views of totality from our own private beach along the eastern shore of Lake Hazar in eastern Turkey. For more about our expedition to Turkey, see 1999 Eclipse report.

My primary telescopes for this eclipse were a Vixen 90mm f/9 fluorite refractor (fl=810mm) and a Vixen 80mm f/8 fluorite refractor (fl=640mm). Nikon N70 SLR's were attached to each of these instruments. The telescopes were bolted in tandem on a Celestron Super Polaris equatorial mount.I also had three Nikon SLR's with programmable backs and two video cameras.

Below is a selection of photos obtained from the eastern Turkey. For more 1999 eclipse images, visit all four photo galleries:
| A - Overview | B - Diamond Ring | C - Corona | D - Sequences |

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Click on each image below to see a larger photo.

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Eclipse Sequence - 1
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Eclipse Sequence - 1 (T99seq1w)

A series of 9 still images were combined into a time sequence of the eclipse from start to finish. The corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Sequence - 2
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Eclipse Sequence - 2 (T99sequence2w)

A series of 9 separate images were combined into a time sequence of the eclipse from start to finish.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Sequence - 3
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Eclipse Sequence - 3 (T99strip7w)

A series of 33 separate images were combined into a time sequence of the eclipse from start to finish.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Sequence
Diagonal
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Eclipse Sequence Diagonal (T99diagonal2w)

A series of still images were combined into a time sequence of the eclipse from start to finish.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Mosaic - 1
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Eclipse Mosaic - 1 (T99mosaic1w)

The entire eclipse is captured in a matrix of 63 images, taken every 2.5 minutes throughout the event. The corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Mosaic - 2
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Eclipse Mosaic - 2 (T99mosaic2w)

The entire eclipse is captured in a matrix of 63 images, taken every 2.5 minutes throughout the event. The diamond ring at each contact is included while the corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Mosaic - 3
(T99mosaic3w)

Eclipse Mosaic - 3 (T99mosaic3w)

The entire eclipse is captured in a matrix of 35 images, taken every 5 minutes throughout the event. The diamond ring at each contact is included while the corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Mosaic - 4
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Eclipse Mosaic - 4 (T99mosaic4a-5x5w)

The entire eclipse is captured in a matrix of 25 images, taken every 7.5 minutes throughout the event. The diamond ring at each contact is included while the corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak

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Eclipse Mosaic - 5
(T99mosaic5-3x3w)

Eclipse Mosaic - 5 (T99mosaic5-3x3w)

The eclipse is captured in a matrix of 9 images showing the partial phases and totality. The corona has been computer enhanced to show subtle details and prominences.

Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, TURKEY)
Nikon N70 and Vixen 80mm f/8 Fluorite Refractor & AP 2x Barlow, 1/250 second
Photo 1999 by Fred Espenak



1999 Total Solar Eclipse - Photos and Reports

Solar Eclipse Photographs

Copyright Notice

All photographs, text and web pages are © Copyright 1999 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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