2001 Total Solar Eclipse   June 21st, 2001  Africa   Home  Telescopes  Gallery Observing stargazingnow.com  by Greg Babcock
2001 Total Solar Eclipse
 
 
Images
Top Image:
Sequential image showing Bailey Beads and Diamond Ring.  All images shot at 1/125th of a second using Fuji 100F film pushed to 400 iso taken through a 94mm Brandon APO Refractor.
 Next Image: Diamond Ring composite.
Left Image:  Close up of Prominences.
Lower Left Image: 
Bonus Observing of the Southern Sky
Taken  with a Pentax 6x7 camera with a 35mm f/4.5 Fisheye Lens, 8 minute exposure using Fujichrome 400F pushed to 800.   Taken from Hwange Park.  Additional observing of the Southern Sky was done using various telescopes & binoculars brought by members of the tour including Mel Bartel's clever 6 inch Traveling Reflector.
Lower Right Image: Eclipse Animation

 
   
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  Bonus Observing of the Southern Sky       Eclipse Animation   



 
         
Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Eclipse Day &  Equipment used
   
Fred Espenak, Me (Greg Babcock) and Mel Bartels with 94mm Brandon APO Refractor   Above: With the NASA group 
Telescope mounted on a GM8 Losmandy Equatorial Mount. This mount was approximately 10 pounds lighter than the previously used GM11  (photo courtesy of Barbara Bajec).  (right image courtesy of Fred Espenak).  


 
Fringilla Farms, Lusaka
the Eclipse viewing location
 
Right Image: Another Greg re-living the Eclipse   
     
     
Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Eclipse Excursion

 
The South African Airline 747-400 & other Aircraft
How we got to our Destination and back Home. 
Sal Island
Right Image:  A rare view of the Aircraft one travels on.  Our South African Airlines
747-400 In-rout  from Atlanta.  Temporarily disembarking for a fuel stop at Sal Island.  The Airpot Terminal reminded me of an old Greyhound Bus Station.
 
     
Sal Island
Right Image
:  Another rare view of the Aircraft we travels on.  This grand and beautiful Aircraft towers over us.  As an Avaition enthusiast, I can't help but marvel at these incredible machines.
 
     
Johannesburg Airport 
Right Image:  Yet Another rare view of the Aircraft we traveled on.  We disembark onto a Bus for transport to the Terminal.
 
     
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Airport

Right Image:  Arrival to Victoria Falls as part of the tour.  We disembark from our chartered DC-9,  The aircraft on the tarmak is a first generation 737-200, a plane developed in 1967, 
 
     
Right Image:
Our Chartered DC-9-30 Jet. 
 
     
Johannesburg
Airport
 
     
On the way
Home 

Right Image:  Yet Another rare view of the Aircraft we traveled on.  We were invited to the cockpit of the South Africa Airlines
747-400.
 
     
On the way
Home 

Right Image
:  It is a long flight and is part of a series of flights to get to and from our destination.  Many of us concregated toward the rear of the cabin to stretch our legs.  This is a view out the back of the plane as we travel East toward New York with the rising Sun behind us.
 






The African Tour

Victoria Falls
 
     
Victoria Falls  
     
     
  Hwange Wildlife Park    










 
 
     
   
     
   
     
  Johannesburg, South Africa  
   
     
 
 
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