Location of photoLeninskoye village, Novosibirsk region 54.81894 N, 82.85538 E
Date/Time of photoAugust 1 2008 10:44:24.8 UT
EquipmentNikon D70s camera,
Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO telephoto lens
Kenko 2X converter
Image taken at 400mm focal distance at f/22, ISO 200, speed 1/800th of a second
Baader solar filter.
Bresser Skylux mount
Manfroto 475B photo tripod
DescriptionThe eclipse was awesome!
A group of 11 amateur astronomers from Greece and 4 from Ireland, we chose to be in a place far from the city, at the NW coast of lake Ob, near Leninskoye village.
Perfect weather, bright blue sky, and green landscape. Just before totality we saw Mercury Venus and some stars. We were amazed to see flocks of birds flying in front of the corona, and absolutely astonished when we heard a night bird's loud howl: a Hitchcock movie feeling.
Screaming during the first diamond ring, almost crying at totality, speechless after the 2nd diamond ring.