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1998 Total Solar Eclipse
viewed from 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
Eclipse Day
on The 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
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St. Thomas
(Left & below)
St. Thomas
St. Thomas
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