Landon Noll's vulcanoid target field

Coordinating Eclipse Observations

The following image shows my target field of view relative to the Sun during the 29 March 2006 Eclipse 80 km south of the Jalu Oasis in Libya near 28º17’53.5”N (28.2982ºN) - 21º34’10.9”E (21.5697ºE):

Landon Noll's 2006 eclipse target zone 

The above chart shows stars down to the 12th magnitude.  (A 12th magnitude Vulcanoid could be between 3.5km and 10km in diameter).  The dashed red line running through the Sun/Moon and the center of the rectangle is the ecliptici.  Zenithi is up.  The VEq red plus marks the Vernal equinox: the place where the Ecliptic and the Equator (0 deg declination) meet.  The magnitude of the brighter stars are marked by 2 or 3 digit numbers.  To get the visual magnitude, divide the number by 10.

The rectangle above is 6.4º wide and 4.3º high.  It is aproximately the field of view of a Canon EOS 20Da Red/almost-near-IR sensitive camera with a Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.
The edge of the box that is closest to the Sun is 4.1° from the center of the Sun's disk.  The far edge of the box is 10.5° from the center of the Sun.

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Submitted by chongo on Wed, 2006-02-22 15:02.

While the field of view and observing location is the same, I have posted new camera, filter and mount information.

chongo (Landon Curt Noll - http://www.isthe.com/astro.html) /\oo/\

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