A fisheye view (fulldome) of the 2015 March 20 total solar eclipse from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, at 78 degrees north. Move the slider on the image to see labels on visible planets and stars. From the photographer: “Apart from Venus, which became nicely visible about 10 minutes before totality I did not spot any other celestial objects but some brighter stars are captured in the image. It took me 41 seconds to shoot the whole set of 8 exposures for this all-sky image. Surely not recommended for eclipses lasting less than 2 minutes!”



comments (2)

  • Kojiro Ishikawa Reply

    Great!! Marvelous !!

    Please let me know your equipments and the data.

    Beautiful !!

    April 12, 2015 at 4:17 am
  • Tunç Tezel Reply

    Thank you Kojiro-san. I used a Canon EOS 6D camera at ISO 400. The southern panel with the eclipsed Sun is a composite of 1/3, 1/6 and 1/15-second exposures to compensate for the bright parts of inner corona. all the other panels (east, north, west and 2 for zenith) are 1/3-second exposures. I used PtGui Pro for panorama processing and then Adobe Photoshop for further processing to get this result.

    April 18, 2015 at 6:22 am

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