Bailey’s beads, Diamond Ring. Prominences, Solar Corona – the total phase of a Solar Eclipse is one of the most astonishing natural phenomena. For a few minutes or seconds (depending on the duration of the total phase), you’re in complete awe. You can’t hear anything, you can’t see anything else but the Sun, you can’t even move. You have to see a Total Solar Eclipse!

Date and place: March 29 2006; Side/Colakli, Turkey

Camera: Canon EOS 5

Telescope: homemade 80/500 refractor

Exposure: 1/1000 – 2 s

Aperture: 6

Film: Kodak EktaChrome E200, ISO 200