Panorama Print of the
Total Solar Eclipse of 1999
The Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 August 11
This nine image sequence captures the essence of the last total solar eclipse of the Millennium.
The central image of totality is a composite from 22 separate negatives which were combined
via computer to closely resemble the naked eye appearance of the solar corona.
Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 Aug 11 (Lake Hazar, Turkey)
Photo (c)1999 by Fred Espenak
A total eclipse of the Sun is one of Nature's grandest spectacles. The total eclipse of 1999 August 11 was even more noteworthy in that it was the last event of its kind during the Second Millennium. Fred Espenak has captured the essence of the eclipse in a dramatic sequence of nine images arranged in chronological order. The series encompasses over two hours of time as the Moon slipped between Earth and Sun to produce the partial phases. The experience of the total eclipse stands in sharp contrast to the partial phases, for it was only during two precious minutes of totality that the Sun's glorious corona was revealed and the landscape was bathed in an eerie twilight.
The central image of totality was created from twenty-two separate negatives via a computer process known as the digital composite. Observing from Lake Hazar, Turkey, Espenak used a Vixen 90 mm Fluorite refractor (fl = 810 mm, f/9) to photograph the corona. The exposures ranged from 1/250 to 4 seconds on Kodak Royal Gold 100. The partial phases where shot with a second telescope: a Vixen 80 mm Fluorite refractor (fl = 640 mm, f/8) plus a 2x Barlow lens and Thousand Oaks Solar filter. All negatives were scanned and combined into the final sequence using an iMac and Adobe Photoshop(tm) software. Additional details of the computer process can be found at 1999 Composite Eclipse.
Deluxe panoramic enlargements of this unusual image of the 1999 eclipse are now available for sale. The original high resolution digital file was output to a master 4 x 5 inch color negative. The final enlargements have a resolution of over 300 dpi. A custom color lab makes the enlargements on Kodak Ultra III. This paper has incredible sharpness, brilliance, contrast and color. Under normal viewing conditions, it is rated for several decades with no perceptual fading.
Panoramic prints measure 5.3" x 20" and are shipped in a rugged 3" x 12" tube. Please note that the actual enlargement DOES NOT have any text printed on it, unlike the photo at the top of this page.
Panorama print size and price:
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|5.3" x 20"||$22 USD||In Stock|
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The Total Lunar Eclipse of 2000 Jan 20-21
This nine image sequence captures the entire eclipse from start to finish.
During totality (center image), the Moon was 10,000 fainter than it was before the eclipse began.
The red color is due to the filtering effect of Earth's atmosphere.
Total Lunar Eclipse of 2000 Jan 20-21 (Dunkirk, Maryland)
Photo (c)2000 by Fred Espenak
Secial offer! Order both the 1999 solar and 2000 lunar eclipse panoramas and save nearly 10%.
Get a pair of 5.3" x 20" prints for $40. To Order:
Order Form - 1999 Solar & 2000 Lunar Eclipse Panoramas
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All photographs are copyright by Fred Espenak.
Please contact him (at MrEclipse for all uses of these images
in print, web, video, CD and all other media.
Last revised: 2006 Oct 20