The Feb. 26, 1998 Solar Eclipse
Additional Photos from Maracaibo, Venezuela

These three photos were taken with a 500mm f/8 mirror lens and a 2x extender.

Crescent phase photographed with aluminized filter that reduces the light 100,000 times.

Last moment before totality. Photo taken at 1/2000 of a second and no filter.

Inner corona of sun. Shutter speed about 1/125 sec.


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Beth Yule and Ruth after totality at Ft. Mara.

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Ed (in sunhat) watching veteran eclipse chaser
Roger Tuthill setting up equipment before totality.

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Ruth observing partial phases before totality.
Equipment on tripod being protected from sun by sheet.

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Totality and foreground taken with a 24mm lens.

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Ed's fingers showing projection of crescent sun images.


Feb. 1998 Venezuela eclipse photos

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