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1999 Total Solar Eclipse Turkey
          Web Pages: Solar Eclipses & Transit Excursions & Images          
                                 
          2017 Total
Solar Eclipse
Baker City, OR
  2012 Venus
Transit
Vancouver, WA
  2012 Annual Solar Eclipse
Susanville, CA
  2009 Total
Solar Eclipse
Asia Pacific
  2004 Venus Transit
Greece
  2001 Total
Solar Eclipse
Africa
  1999 Total
Solar Eclipse
Turkey
  1998 Total
Solar Eclipse
Caribbean
         
                         
 
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      Total Solar Eclipse
Web Page
August 21st, 2017   Baker City, Oregon, USA 
Images using a Takahashi 60mm and Skyris Camera 
 
           
                     
                     
 
      Lunar Eclipse
September 27th, 2015  Vancouver, Oregon, USA
Imaged using a TV76 with a 0.8 Focal Reducer and a 1600x1200 Imaging Source Camera.
            
                     
                     
                     
      Venus Transit
Web Page
June 5th, 2012,  Vancouver, WA, USA
           
                     
                     
   
      Annular Solar Eclipse
Web Page
May 20th, 2012  Susanville, California, USA
Perfect conditions in Susanville.  This was my first Annular Eclipse.
       
                 
                 
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      Total Solar Eclipse Excursion
Web Page
July 22, 2009  Viewed near Iwo Jima, Pacific Ocean
Imaged from the Cruise Ship Costa Classica just Southeast of Iwo Jima. 
Excursion included tours of Asia.
             
                         
                         
 
      Mercury Transit
November 8th, 2006  Portland, Oregon, USA
Managed an image when the clouds broke momentarily.  Camera was a Sony "Mavica" hand held to
a 14mm Radian eyepiece mounted in a TeleVue 85mm Telescope using a "White Solar Light Filter." 
Note the sunspot in the upper right.
            
                     
                     
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      Venus Transit Excursion
Web Page

June 8th, 2012, 2004  Greece
Excursion included Tours of Greece.
  
             
                         
                         
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      Total Solar Eclipse Excursion
Web Page

June 21st, 2001  Africa
Excursion included the Eclipse, Southern Sky & an tour of Africa.
             
                         
                         
 
      Partial Solar Eclipse Christmas Day
December 25th, 2000   Portlamd, Oregon, USA
I
maged hand holding a Digital Camera over a 70mm Pronto
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      Partial Solar Eclipse
July 22, 2000 
Astoria, Oregon USA
Photographed using a Pentax 6x7 camera & 400mm f/4 Telephoto Lens at 1/1000th of a second.
Images were taken at the "Astoria Column" parking lot.
           
                     
                     
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Total Solar Eclipse Excursion
Web Page
August 11th, 1999

Lake Hazar, Turkey-Plus Tour of Istanbul Turkey.
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      Total Solar Eclipse Excursion
Web Page
February 26th, 1998  Aruba
Excursion included Tours of the Caribbean.
             
                         
                         
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      Total Lunar Eclipse
June 4th, 1993   Portland, OR USA 
Using a Brandon 130mm f/8 Refractor-Imaging at prime focus. 
 
           
                     
                     
   
      Partial Solar Eclipse
July 22nd, 1990  Pine Mountain, OR USA
Taken using 130mm Brandon Refractor at Prime Focus. 
The Telescope was mounted on a "stop gap" small
Unitron Mount scene in image.
         
                     
                     
 
      Partial Solar Eclipse 1977
October 12th, 1977   Springfield, Oregon, USA
Watch says 11L20am.

            
                     
                     
Total Solar Eclipse August 21st, 2017 Baker City, Oregon USA
Solar Eclipse 2017 Venus Transit 2012 Annular Eclipse 2012 Solar Eclipse 2009 Venus Transit 2004 Solar Eclipse 2001 Solar Eclipse 1999 Solar Eclipse 1998

Recent & Future Solar Eclipses
The next Total Solar Eclipses over Argentina
July 2nd, 2019    December 14th, 2020 
     
     

The next Hybrid Solar Eclipse April 20th, 2023
One for the "Bucket List."
What is a
Hybrid Solar Eclipse?
This is a Solar Eclipse that transitions from being an Annular to breifly being a total and back to an Annular.  Click Links below for more information.
Links to the next
Hybrid Solar Eclipse
http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEprime/2001-2100/SE2023Apr20Hprime.html
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/hybrid-solar-eclipse.html
 
The next  Annular Solar Eclipse over the USA 
October 14th, 2023
This Center Line passes near
Crater Lake, Otregon.
See Map below.

 
The next Total Solar Eclipse  over the USA 
April 8th, 2024
Good luck
finding a parking place!
To ensure a clear sky view, Eclipse chasers worldwide are expected to jam up the Southern States.









 
     
   
     
  Exposure Guide  
   
  Always test your exposure with the white Light Filter in Place.  Use it as a guide for the other Exposures.  
  Chart: Courtousy of mreclipse.com  
     

             
      Trimming the fat off the Teegul Mount...
In Preparation for the 2020 Solar Eclipse
I am seeing this configuration a lot on the Internet.  So I decided to experiment with it.  The design of the Mount places much of the mass "below" the RA Axis, aiding in balancing the mount without counterweights.  Thereby lightening the overall Telescope for Travel. 

MORE LATER...
 
             
             

           
    Primary Imaging Telescope
Takahashi 60mm

Images Right Shows Scale for

Lunar amd/or Eclipse imaging.



   
Left to Right
with Focal Reducer 234mm f/3.9
without attachements  355mm f/5.9 
 with Field Flattener  374mm f/6.2

 
             
2019 Mercury Transit
2015 Lunar Eclipse
 
          Web Pages: Solar Eclipses & Transit Excursions & Images          
                                 
          2017 Total
Solar Eclipse
Baker City, OR
  2012 Venus
Transit
Vancouver, WA
  2012 Annual Solar Eclipse
Susanville, CA
  2009 Total
Solar Eclipse
Asia Pacific
  2004 Venus Transit
Greece
  2001 Total
Solar Eclipse
Africa
  1999 Total
Solar Eclipse
Turkey
  1998 Total
Solar Eclipse
Caribbean
         
                         
 
 
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