Eclipses: English version - Introduction


 The first total eclipse of the Sun which I observed was that of 26 February 1998 in Venezuela, organized in a short time using a provisional equipment to make the first experience. For the second Eclipse, to be observed in Turkey on August the 11th, 1999, a new equipment was prepared using the Canon EOS 500N camera, including a Tele by 300 mm and an Extender EF 2X, which together allowed an amplification of 600, a tripod with micrometric head, for the manual centering, and new solar filters. The photos have been converted in digital form with a scanner. The same equipment was used for the next eclipse in Zambia, on June 21st, 2001. For the last two total eclipses, on 29 March 2006, still in Turkey, and on August the 1st, 2008, in Siberia, was used the digital camera, Canon EOS 300D, with excellent results. The transit of the planet Venus on Sun, which should be considered a partial eclipse, is a rare occurrence but, on 8 June 2004, was visible in Italy and Rome, from 7:20 to 13:23, and has been observed, from the terrace of my house in the last phase of the transit up to the border of the solar disk. The descriptions of eclipses are in english and italian.  




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