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Hwange Wildlife Park
Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Eclipse Images


All images exposed at 1/125th using Fuji 100F film pushed to 400 iso taken through a 94mm Brandon APO Refractor.
 




 

 
       


 
Bonus Observing of the Southern Sky          Eclipse Animation   
Taken  with a Pentax 6x7 camera with a 35mm f/4.5 Fisheye Lens, 8 minute exposure using Fujichrome 400F pushed to 800.   Taken from Hwange Park.  Additional observing of the Southern Sky was done using various telescopes & binoculars brought by members of the tour including Mel Bartel's clever 6 inch Traveling Reflector           Second & Third  Contacts using
38 images.
 



 
       
  Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Equipment used  
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).
         
  Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Eclipse Excursion  
 
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 Airpot Terminal reminded me of an old Greyhound Bus Station.    
         
  Victoria Falls      
         
     
         
     
         
     
         
  Hwange Wildlife Park       
         
     
         
     
         
  Fringilla Farms, Lusaka   
     
         
  Johannesburg, South Africa  
   
  The Flight Home      
 
 
 
         
  Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa Eclipse Presentations  
           Guest Speaker at Imaging Conference Portland, Oregon 2012  
           Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2011  
           Guest Speaker at Mt. Bachelor Star Party 2010   
           Guest Speaker at Oegon Star Party 2005   
           Images Displayed at 2005 Image the Sky Conference-Mt. Hood Com Col.  
 
Total Solar Eclipse - 2001 Africa
 
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