2001 Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001 Africa
stargazingnow.com by Greg Babcock
 
Home    Telescope    Binoculars    Cameras    Eclipse    Gallery    Observing
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.
.   . . . .
 
 
  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.  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).      
     
With the NASA group   
     
Greg (not me) re-living the Eclipse   
     
Fringilla Farms, Lusaka,
the Eclipse viewing location
 
     
 
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 Airport Terminal reminded me of an old Greyhound Bus Station.
 
     
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. 
(Click Image for Hi-Res Image)
 
     
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  
     
Hwange Wildlife Park   
     
Hwange Wildlife Park   
     
Streets of Johannesburg
 
     
Johannesburg
Airport
 
 
     
     
2001 Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001 Africa
stargazingnow.com by Greg Babcock
 
Home    Telescope    Binoculars    Cameras    Eclipse    Gallery    Observing
  Contact Me:  Greg Babcock  at  gbabcock145@gmail.com