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      Above Image is a composite of 7 images assembled by Richard Berry using Photoshop.  Jupiter is at lower right.  Equipment used was a 70mm f/6.8 Pronto Telescope, and 200 iso Kodak Ektachrome Film.        
                 
  Total Solar Eclipse  February 26th, 1998, Aruba Caribbean Eclipse Day  
(Click HERE to see higher resolution of WheelHouse Chart)

Eclipse Day
on The Fascination

Our viewing Location on the Cruise Ship Fascination.  I was never worried about the weather, even after cruising through a minor cold rainfall.  I expressed confidence in the Captain on a ship's interview that didn't survive the cutting room according to "Deck neighbors".  I was edited out because I made too much sense..  That is me (Greg Babcock) inset left picture, on my back waiting viewing through a 70mm TeleVue Pronto.  What is not seen.  About 20 minutes prior to first contact, Steve Swayze discovered that his Telescope would not focus.  In classic last second Steve style, he had not tested his newly completed clever 8 inch Telescope with a Camera.  He came at me with-"WHERE'S MEL?"   Mel had spacers to fix the problem. Steve's scope was re-assembled on a Pin Pong Table.  Below Left: Captain after Speaking to the "Eclipse Group".  Below Right: Aruba.  This is where the "Land Observers" viewed from.


   
   
     
         
         


  Total Solar Eclipse  February 26th, 1998, Aruba Caribbean Caribbean Tour  
  Arecibo in Puerto Rico     
         
  Float Plane arriving next to
our Cruise Ship at
St. Thomas Island.
 
   
         
  Our Cruise Ship
The Fascination
in Port at
St. Thomas Island. 
   
         
  The scale of The Fascination
is scene here while in
Port at St. Thomas Island.
 
   
The Cruise Ship Fascination
in Port at Guataloupe.
         
  Arriving in Grenada.     
         
  San Jaun Puerto.     
         
         
    My 1998 Solar Eclipse Presentations  
           Guest Speaker at Imaging Conference Portland, Oregon 2012  
           Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2011  
           Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2010   
            Guest Speaker at Oegon Star Party 2005   
            Images Displayed at 2005 Image the Sky Conference-Mt. Hood Com Col.  
    Published  
       ProvideImage for:
Richard Berry's
Year 2000 Calendar by
Tide-Mark
 

Total Solar Eclipse Excursions
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  2009 Total Solar Eclipse Asia Pacific
  2001 Total Solar Eclipse Africa  
1999 Total Solar Eclipse Turkey
  1998 Total Solar Eclipse Caribbean  
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