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|2009 Total Solar Eclipse July 22nd, 2009 Asian Pacific|
Sequence of Third Contact. The Lunar Mountains creating light rays and the
"Diamond Ring" effect.
Next: Mid Corona
Earthshine reflecting off Moon creating a ghostly image.
Close up of the best Prominence.
||Earthshine revealing the Moon||Best Prominence|
|Total Solar Eclipse Excursion July 22nd, 2009 Asian Pacific|
|Looking like a water color painting. Rainy evening departure of the Cruise Ship Corsaca Classica|
|Total Solar Eclipse||July 22nd 2009 Asian Pacific||Eclipse Day|
|Face in the Thunder Cloud on our way to the Center Line-a day before the Eclipse.|
|thenext morning...passing by Iwo Jima closing in on the The Center Line.|
|A Cruise Ship doing what we are doing|
|The Eclipse Cruise occurred on the Cruise Ship Costa Classica near Iwo-Jima. The Excursion put on by Astronomy Vacations & Mayhugh Travel.|
By Joni Babcock using a
Below Left: Telescope used was a TeleVue 76mm APO Refractor. Camera was a DMK series Monochrome 1280x960 imaging onto a Lap Top Computer, shielded by a folding paper shield. The mount was a Takahashi Teegul Equatorial Mount Configured into a lighter weight Alt-azimuth since tracking is not possible on a moving ship. The Carbon Fiber Tripod was collapsed to the lowest level for rigidity and stability. Sorbo-thane Pads absorbed ship vibrations. Carrying cases acted as a Computer Table and chair.
Bottom Left: Chuck Detloff's excellent 6 inch Travel Scope.
Below Right: View from final setup location on the Deck.
Bottum Right: Port Stern Eclipse watchers.
|Total Solar Eclipse||July 22nd 2009 Asian Pacific||Excursion|
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