2009 Total Solar Eclipse   July 22nd, 2009  Asian Pacific
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Mid Corona

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Sequence of Third Contact.  The Lunar Mountains creating light rays and the
"Diamond Ring" effect.
 


Next:  Mid Corona


Right:
Earthshine reflecting off Moon creating a ghostly image.

Far Right:
Close up of the best Prominence.
 

 Earthshine revealing the Moon   Best Prominence


 
Total Solar Eclipse Excursion July 22nd, 2009 Asian Pacific
         The Eclipse Cruise occurred on the Cruise Ship Costa Classica near Iwo-Jima.  The Excursion put on by Astronomy Vacations & Mayhugh Travel

 
  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
Passing by Iwo Jima closing in on the The Center Line.   
     
 
     
On-Board the
Corsca Classica Eclipse Day.  (Left) Chuck Detloff with his portible travelling 6 inch Dobsonian.


A Cruise Ship
doing what we are doing 



 
   
     
Right: By Joni Babcock using a Sony "Cybershot."
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.
 
     
Total Solar Eclipse  July 22nd 2009  Asian Pacific Excursion
Looking like a water color painting.  Rainy evening departure of the Cruise Ship Corsaca Classica   
     
 
    Face in the Thunder Cloud on our way to the Center Line-a day before the Eclipse. 
     
South Korea  
     
Kagashima
Japan
 
     
 
     
Catching the Bullet Train in
Kobe, Japan
to
Hiroshima, Japan
 
     
Our Entertainment on our Cruise Ship in
Kobe, Japan
 
     
The
Great Wall
of China 
 
     

2009 Total Solar Eclipse   July 22nd, 2009  Asian Pacific
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