March 20th, 2016 • 2016 TSE • Comments Off on An Indonesian eclipse
October 11th, 2015 • 2015 TLE, Moon • Comments Off on Deep red Total Lunar Eclipse
For September 28th TLE, I managed to organize, toghether with my colleagues from Stiinta&Tehnica, a small expedition to reach for clear sky, somewhere in Romania. We came to observe the eclipse in Dobrogea county, on a wind-turbine field, near Cogealac village, 250km east from Bucharest. In my opinion, this was a 2 on Danjon scale, deep red lunar eclipse. Here is my picture from our observing site.
March 28th, 2015 • 2015 TSE, Astro Photo • Comments Off on Half eclipsed Earth
November 7th, 2013 • 2013 TSE • Comments Off on Totality from above the clouds
I had a very different experience at this eclipse than in my last ones. I was with Glenn Schneider’s group at eastern shore of lake Turkana, in NW Kenya. Some 40 minutes before totality we decided to fly behind a storm to observe 10 seconds of this short but very challenging total solar eclipse. Thanks to Glenn’s genius calculations for intercepting the umbra and the skils of the pilot, I was able to capture the entire sequence of the eclipse through the open door of the small Cessna airplaine. Video still to come. This project was powered by Samsung Romania.
October 25th, 2013 • 2012 TSE, Sun • Comments Off on Umbra from stratosphere and from the ground
The 2012 TSE was THE special one. We were able to capture the cone of the umbra from stratosphere (24-26 km above sea level) using a balloon and the entire spectacle of the totality from the ground. Our base was set somewhere near Kimba station, deep into the Queensland outback. Images from stratosphere with the shaddow of the Moon are processed by Joe Cali. The balloon rised at almost 37km, you can see a picture right before the burst. Here are the pics.
October 14th, 2013 • Moon, Solar System • Comments Off on Two crescents
Moon and Venus at their best. Venus was some 55 arcsecs. The image was taken from 1400m altitude, above Sinaia city. In the backgroud are Baiului mountains. June 18th 2012, early in the mourning…
September 1st, 2013 • 2012 VT • Comments Off on The last Venus Transit
My last Venus Transit, seen from SW Romania.
October 21st, 2011 • Educational • Comments Off on Open Space
This is the best photo I’ve made. I wish I was there, but the camera was programmed to shoot pics by itself.
June 3rd, 2011 • 2011 June PSE, Astro Photo • 1 Comment »
On 1st of June, on Kid’s Day, in Santa’s Land, Lapland, something extraordinary happened. At midnight, not only that you could see the Sun but you could see an eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse of midnight sun.
January 4th, 2011 • 2011 January PSE, Astro Photo • 3 Comments »
It was for the first time in my chase for eclipses when I was searching for fog and not for clear skies. The images were tacken from Perisoru, SE Romania, through dense fog, at – 14 (minus) degrees Celsius. Why foggy eclipse? This time I went for scenic view not for technical images. So I had to find a place where 18-19 degrees up in the sky sun had the same exposure as the terrestrial subjects.