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|Total Solar Eclipse July 22nd, 2009 Asian Pacific|
|Sequence Image: Third
Earthshine section outlined.
Close up of Prominence.
Sequence of Third Contact. The Lunar Mountains creating light rays and the "Diamond Ring" effect.
|Total Solar Eclipse Excursion July 22nd, 2009 Asian Pacific|
like a water color painting. Rainy evening departure of the
Cruise Ship Corsaca Classica
|Total Solar Eclipse||July 22nd 2009 Asian Pacific||Eclipse Day|
Left: Sailing passed Iwo Jima on the way to the "Center Line/Point". Right: Rear Port crowd.
Left: Another Ship doing what we were doing.
IAfter the Eclipse-the scene on the Deck.
By Joni Babcock using a Sony "Cybershot."
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.
View from final setup location on the Deck.
|The Eclipse Cruise occurred on the Cruise Ship
Costa Classica near Iwo-Jima. The Excursion put on by
Astronomy Vacations & Mayhugh Travel.
|First Leg - Cheiu South Korea Kagashima Japan|
Face in the Clouds while on our way to the "Center Point" of the Eclipse.
This was one of many Sunsets. The image seemed to wish us well. Click Image
|Final Leg: Kobe, Japan Hiroshima, Japan The Great Wall of China|
Mel (second from left), Joni, Greg (me).
Train arriving at Kobe, Japan Train Station prior to departure to Hiroshima.
The Hiroshima Memorial.
Entertainmet from Kobe,
Aboard the Cruise Ship
|The Great Wall of China|
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