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Solar Physics

, Volume 258, Issue 2, pp 191–202 | Cite as

Baily’s Beads Atlas in 2005 – 2008 Eclipses

  • C. Sigismondi
  • D. W. Dunham
  • K. Guhl
  • S. Andersson
  • H. Bode
  • O. Canales
  • P. Colona
  • O. Farago
  • M. Fernández-Ocaña
  • A. Gabel
  • M. Haupt
  • C. Herold
  • R. Nugent
  • P. Oliva
  • M. Patel
  • C. Perello
  • W. Rothe
  • J. Rovira
  • T. Schaefer
  • C. Schnabel
  • D. Schwartz
  • A. Selva
  • W. Strickling
  • A. Tegtmeier
  • C. Tegtmeier
  • B. Thome
  • W. H. Warren
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Abstract

In the annular or total eclipses of 3 October 2005, 29 March 2006, 22 September 2006, and 1 August 2008, observational campaigns were organized to record the phenomenon of Baily’s beads. These campaigns were internationally coordinated through the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) at both its American and European sections. From the stations in the northern and southern zones of grazing eclipse, the eclipses have been recorded on video. Afterward, as many beads as possible have been identified by analyzing the video data of each observing station. The atlas presented in this paper includes 598 data points, obtained by 23 observers operating at 28 different observing stations. The atlas lists the geographic positions of the observing stations and the observed time instants of disappearance or reappearance of beads, identified by an angle measured relative to the Moon’s axis of rotation. The atlas will serve as a basis for determining the solar diameter.

Keywords

Baily’s beads Eclipse observation technique Solar diameter Solar eclipse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Sigismondi
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. W. Dunham
    • 3
    • 6
  • K. Guhl
    • 4
    • 5
  • S. Andersson
    • 5
  • H. Bode
    • 5
  • O. Canales
    • 5
  • P. Colona
    • 7
  • O. Farago
    • 5
  • M. Fernández-Ocaña
    • 5
  • A. Gabel
    • 5
  • M. Haupt
    • 5
  • C. Herold
    • 6
  • R. Nugent
    • 6
  • P. Oliva
    • 8
  • M. Patel
    • 6
  • C. Perello
    • 5
  • W. Rothe
    • 5
  • J. Rovira
    • 5
  • T. Schaefer
    • 5
  • C. Schnabel
    • 5
  • D. Schwartz
    • 6
  • A. Selva
    • 5
  • W. Strickling
    • 9
  • A. Tegtmeier
    • 5
  • C. Tegtmeier
    • 5
  • B. Thome
    • 5
  • W. H. Warren
    • 6
    • 10
  1. 1.Sapienza, University of Rome, ICRARomaItaly
  2. 2.Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Laboratoire H. FIZEAUUMR 6525-CNRSNiceFrance
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoriesLaurelUSA
  4. 4.Archenhold-SternwarteBerlinGermany
  5. 5.IOTA/ES, European Section e.V.HannoverGermany
  6. 6.IOTAGreenbeltUSA
  7. 7.Istituto di FisicaUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  8. 8.Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal Department of PhysicsWuppertalGermany
  9. 9.Haltern am SeeGermany
  10. 10.Towson UniversityTowsonUSA

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