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Total Solar Eclipse  February 26th, 1998, Aruba Caribbean
             
      Above Image is a composite of 7 images assembled by Richard Berry using Photoshop.  Jupiter is at lower right approximately 2 degrees away.  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.


     
   
 
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Total Solar Eclipse  February 26th, 1998, Aruba Caribbean Caribbean Tour
Tour Group-Arecibo in Puerto Rico  
 
  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.     
         
         
       
Published    ProvideImage for:
Richard Berry's
Year 2000 Calendar by
Tide-Mark
 

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