Eclipses: English version - Total Solar Eclipse, August 11, 1999,Turkey


 

 

AUGUST 11 1999
THE MILLENNIUM'S LAST TOTAL ECLIPSE.
TURKEY: ELAZIG, HARPUT HILL.


ECLIPSE OBSERVATION BY ALBERTO AIOSA


The eclipse observation has been made in Turkey near the small city of Elazig, located in the upper Firat (Euphrate) region, Eastern Anatolian province. The city, on the Anatolian plateau, 1067 m above see level, is surrounded by a complex of artificial lakes, created by dams, and by the natural lake Hazar; the presence of water in the area has a favourable influence on the climate. Good climatic conditions in August for the eclipse observation without interfering clouds are guaranteed by local weather statistics.
NE of Elazig, 200 m higher, there is Harput hill which has been chosen as observation site; geographic cohordinates measured by GPS are:

  Latitude: 38:42:06 N
  Longitude: 39:15:02 E

and are inside the 2 minutes duration of eclipse totality.
In the Elazig area, the eclipse local time are as follow:


  B.P.E. (Beginning of the partial eclipse): 13:12:23
  B.T.E. (Beginning of the total eclipse): 14:36:14
  E.T.E. (End of the total eclipse): 14:38:18
  E.P.E. (End of the partial eclipse): 15:54:02

During the totality phase it was possible to observe the planet Venus.


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PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Camera CANON EOS 500 N
Tele EF 300 mm f/4 LIS
CANON Extender EF 2X
Remote Switch RS -60E3
Tripod and micrometric head
Mylar solar filter 1/10000 during partial phases
Film Kodak Gold 200 ISO

FIRST PARTIAL PHASE

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TOTALITY PHASE

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SECOND PARTIAL PHASE

 
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PANORAMIC VIEWS DURING THe EVENT

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END OF OBSERVATION.



 

Alberto Aiosa is member of amateur astronomers group Hipparcos of Rome, Italy.

 


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