Saturday, May 11, 2013

Awesome Image of the Total Solar Eclipse

This is so incredibly beautiful. Click image to embiggen.


Shot by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckm├╝ller from the Brno University of Technology, these amazing composite images capture the moon during a total solar eclipse revealing a vast solar corona. To achieve the crystal clear effect the shots are comprised from some 40+ photos taken with two different lenses. Additional clarity was achieved due to the incredibly remote location chosen to view the eclipse from, a pier just outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can see several more images from the project at Druckm├╝ller’s website and don’t miss this much higher resolution version including some 209 stars. 
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/05/composite-image-of-the-moon-taken-from-38-photos-reveals-solar-corona-during-a-total-solar-eclipse/ 
http://www.zam.fme.vutbr.cz/~druck/Eclipse/Ecl2009e/0-info.htm

And so it goes.
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4 comments:

  1. That image really is stunning! I don't want to think about how much computing and image processing it took to produce that.

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  2. @Sean R: I stopped wondering about the process of producing such images and just wondered at their beauty.
    Glad you enjoyed the view.

    Thanks for visiting and comment.

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  3. I can't help it. I spent a good part of my day writing software. (I'm also a complete geek to boot.) It's hard to turn off the switch sometimes.

    Have a great week!

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