Updated 25.4.2006

29.3.2006 Total Solar Eclipse in Turkey 29.3.2006 Total Solar Eclipse in Turkey

Site: Side, Turkey 36°45.8' N, 31°24.2' E
Time: Eastern Europen Time zone (UT+02{+01}) 29.3.2006
Telescope: Meade ETX-70/AT Achromat: D=70mm, F=350mm, f/5
Cameras: Canon EOS 20Da Discontinued 8Mb DSLR optimized for H-alpha (656nm)
Canon EOS 5D 12Mb full frame digital camera
Lenses: EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM A new zoom lens
EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM An old zoom lens

Mid eclipse panorama on Sidem beach, east to the town of Side

Feelings before

Jari and Risto

My setup

Exact location


Right side on shadow was sharper

Teknofokus safety scope
During the 3,5 minutes

Sun hiding

..behind the Moon


Cameras splashing

Night's here

Sun is back
Feelings after

Was'nt that something!

Party's not yet over

Murat, Marko and Jari

Side map

Mr NoProblem,
and SunBathRobe

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Southern Milky Way

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