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Total Solar Eclipse June 21st, 2001  Africa
 
 
 
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.   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.
Below Right Image:
Eclipse Animation
Second & Third  Contacts using 38 images.

 
   

 
Bonus Observing of the Southern Sky          Eclipse Animation   



 
       
  Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001, Africa 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  
Hwange Wildlife Park
 
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 - Eclipse viewing location  
     
         
  Johannesburg, South Africa  
   
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Total Solar Eclipse  June 21st, 2001  Africa
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