2006 Total Solar Eclipse
Kastelorizo Island - Greece


Totality Report

White Light imaging experiments.

White light images were taken using 2 deifferent lens, 1x 1000mm Cass Lens (Russian Type) and 1x 600mm Refractor lens. 263 images were totaly asquired during the totality, after that all images were combined in an HDR software in order to visualize us much detail of the Corona as possible. 
Sky conditions in our observing area were almost perfect with only small clouds passing near the Sun. Several prominences were vissible in our images and also detected one active coronal region that had a bubble formation caused by the active region right beneath, in the Photosphere.

Spectroscopic experiments.

For recording the "Flash Spectrum" and the totality spectrum we used a "Slitles" spectrograph, a DSLR of Canon was used to record the spectrum using a 135mm f/2.8 lens and a Refractor Gating of 300 lines/mm. There were totaly taken 35 images showing the spectral lines of Chromosphere and Solar Corona.
After substracting the continum spectra from the flash spectrum and calibrating the images, many chromospheric lines were recognized. We performed density plots of all the high ionization lines and also in the coronal lines of FeX (red) and FeXIV (green).

Polarization of the Solar Corona experiments.


We also did some imaging using circular and linear polarizing filters in front of the 600mm lens in order to measure the polarization angles of defferent parts of the Solar Corona.

Image of the Corona at 60 degrees of polarization.