Professor Jun Ho Oh’s Total Solar Eclipse Featured in the APOD, NASA
(Professor Jun Ho Oh)
A video of a total solar eclipse, filmed in Warm Springs, Oregon by Professor Jun Ho Oh of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was selected as the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).
APOD, is a NASA website specializing in astronomy pictures. It features astronomical observations recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope or photos taken by astronomical observers from around the world.
Professor Oh is now the second Korean and the first amateur photographer whose photo was selected as the APOD.
According to the website, ‘the video frames were acquired with equipment specifically designed by Jun Ho Oh to track a close-up of the Sun’s periphery during the eclipse.’
Also, Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) introduced observation points of the eclipse in his three-minute video, including solar prominences, corona, and Baily’s beads.
Professor Oh, the creator of the bipedal walking humanoid robot named Hubo, has been chasing eclipse since his first trip to Turkey in 1999.
“After numerous trials and failures over the last 18 years, I was finally able to capture every single breath-taking moment of the total eclipse,” said the professor.
He’s already planning for the next total eclipse in Chile on July 2, 2019.
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(#1 Photo of solar eclipse)
(#2 Photo of solar eclipse)