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Photographer:

Vagelis Tsamis

Email:

vtsamis@ath.forthnet.gr

Location of Photo:

Leninskoye village, Novosibirsk region 54.81894 N, 82.85538 E

Date/Time of photo:

August 1 2008 10:44:24.8 UT

Equipment:

Nikon 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

Description:

The 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.

Website:

http://www.astronomia.org.gr/index_e.php

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