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Herman with Phyllis Weber
Herman celebrating with Phyllis Weber, who has joined him for star and planet viewing 100 times since they met.

Find out how Herman photographed the phases of a total Solar eclipse, as seen near the bottom of this page, on one exposure of film - against all odds!


The Fells Pointerß




Venezuelian friends
Venezuelian friends

Herman at the Inner Harbor
Herman at Fells Point

Young astronomer
Young astronomer



Herman at the Inner Harbor
Viewers at Harborplace

Herman in Fell's Point
Herman in Fells Point
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp photographed
by Herman Heyn

Daytime star
Showing a star (Arcturus) in the daytime.

All eyes on Jupiter
All eyes on Jupiter
Solar eclipse
In France, next to the Eiffel Tower, Herman photographed a solar eclipse through hand held filter.
Aurora Borialis
Aurora Borialis photographed by
Herman Heyn

Herman with Steve Cunningham and Phyllis
Herman with Steve Cunningham and Phyllis Weber
Comet Hyakutaka
Comet Hyakutaka photographed by
Herman Heyn

Herman at Harbor Place
Herman at Harborplace
Southern Cross
Crux (the Southern Cross - highlighted) photographed by Herman while on a bicycle tour across Cuba. Enero, 2000.
Four flags of Oceana
The four flags of Oceana - Australia, Western Samda, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea - clearly show the Southern Cross is dominant in the southern hemisphere. The Big Dipper is dominant in the northern hemishpere.
Venus Photo
Crescent Venus 8 degrees south of the sun. Photographed by Herman through a telescope at 100x. At the time, Venus was 26.7 million miles from earth.
Jupiter and Saturn
Jupiter (brightest) and Saturn (second brightest) in the constellation Taurus. The redish star, Aldebaran, is below the tiny Pleiades cluster. Herman took this shot north of Towson in September, 2000. Both planets in the same constellation happens only once in 21 years.

T shirt 1
T-shirt design by H.C. Designs, Inc. Herman's T-shirt Company.


T shirt 5
A frisbee Herman made. This is the only Comet Haley frisbee in existance to our knowledge.

T- shirt 2
T-shirt design by H.C. Designs, Inc.
T shirt 4
T-shirt design by H.C. Designs, Inc.
T shirt 3
T-shirt design by H.C. Designs, Inc.
T shirt 6
T-shirt design by H.C. Designs, Inc.
Herman in Charles Village
Herman in Charles Village
Photo by Jack Eisenberg
Herman at Harborplace
Herman at Harborplace with young viewer Tyler Becker.
Snapped from a camera phone by Mark Goodspeed, Baltimore, Maryland.

Solar Eclipse
Total Solar eclipse of June 30, 1973 taken by Herman - a two hour multi-image photo taken from the deck of the Cunard Adventurer, 900 miles west of Trinadad.

Click the photograph for an explanation on how Herman shot this.

Herman used this technique for his Annular eclipse and Lunar eclipse photographs.

Annular Eclipse
Annular eclipse sequence by Herman Heyn May 10, 1994. Twenty-five images forming a sequence running left to right from top left to bottom right. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is closer to the Earth than in a total Solar eclipse, thus presenting a smaller disc projection on the Sun. The time for the Moon to completely pass across the Sun is usually several hours, though the midpoint of maximum eclipse lasts only a few minutes. Photographed from Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar eclipse by Herman Heyn December 9, 1973. Time-lapse image of the Moon during a partial lunar eclipse. The stages of the eclipse are seen running left to right, from upper left to lower right. The Moon does not produce its own light but reflects that of the Sun. Eclipses occur when the Moon enters the shadow cast by the Earth. Lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere on Earth where the Moon is above the horizon.
Transit of Venus
The springtime emergence of the Brood X (Magicicada septendecim) periodical cicadas occurs every 17 years. In 2004, the inch-and-one-half, red-eyed, winged, noisy but harmless insects arrived in astronomical numbers. It is the first since 797AD that the two great periodical phenomena, a Brood X emergence and a transit of Venus, have occurred simultaneously. This photograph taken June 8, 2004 in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park by astronomer Herman M. Heyn, shows The world's first Brood X cicada ever to watch a transit of Venus (the dot in the lower right portion of the Sun's projection).
Showing the eclipse through a 3" refractor.
Showing the eclipse through a 3" refractor.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Sun in the hand.
Sun in the hand.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Showing the eclipse through a star of pinholes.
Showing the eclipse through a star of pinholes.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Sun on a car.
Look closely on the car door to see the reflection from a hand mirror.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Sun on house.
The eclipse reflected on the house from 150 ft.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Sun though welder's lens
Looking directly at the sun through a shade 14 welder's lens.
12/25/2000 Solar Eclipse Photos
Minus 41 Fahrenheit
On a flight over Quebec on his trip home from Europe, Herman discovered that The Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales match up at -41 degrees.

Minus 41 Celsius
The Celsius scale at -41 degrees.

Meridian sign
The Prime Meridian sign in Greenwich, England on October 10, 2010. See next photo.
Stradling the Prime Meridian
Herman and his friend, Phyllis, stradling the Prime Meridian.
Herman Heyn
Herman at the Lake Walker Block Party in 2010. Photo by Bob Whitby.
At Sherwood Gardens in the spring.
At Sherwood Gardens, Spring 2011, a secluded, six acre, N. Baltimore park where each spring, when the tulips are in bloom, Herman sets up his three-inch "Sunscope" inviting passers-by to safely view the white screen on which it projects an image of the Sun and it's spots. For more information on Sherwood Gdns. go to www.guilfordnews.com

Herman and Phyllis at Fells Point
Herman and friend Phyllis at Fells Point May 20, 2011.

Sunrise on Copernicus
Sunrise On Crater Copernicus
In Herman's opinion, seeing the sunrise on this Lunar crater is the most otherworldly telescopic sight of the Lunar month. It occurs 1-day after the 1st quarter moon. Copernicus is 58-miles wide, 2.4-miles deep, and is about 800 million-years-old - relatively young! Herman took this shot July 9, 2011 by holding his digital camera to the eypiece.
Yellowstone Rock

While visiting Yellowstone Park on a 1948 family road trip, Herman removed a souvenir rock from near Old Faithful Geyser. July 28, 2011 and back at Yellowstone, Herman returned the rock to the hands of Deputy Chief Ranger Bonnie Schwartz, thus absolving his 63-year-old guilty conscience.

Jupiter and Venus
Photographer - Todd Baker
Jupiter and Venus at top of photo, Herman offers daytime views of Venus and both when dark.