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Eclipse Articles & Papers by Jeffrey R. Charles:


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Books and Multimedia By Versacorp or Versacorp Personnel
Books Books / CDs / Video
Practical Astrophotography,
a book by Jeffrey R. Charles
(ISBN 1-85233-023-6)
Published by: Springer-Verlag
as Part of the "Practical Astronomy" Series.
Available at Versacorp ($34.95 including shipping in CONUS) and at popular book stores, including border books / amazon.com
This informative book captures the effective ways Jeffrey Charles learned astrophotography, sometimes through trial and error. Included are many tips about photography of planets, nebulae, eclipses, and more, plus a sample check list for travel and an astrophotography exposure guide. Covered are use of a wide range of telescopes and camera lenses, but the emphasis is on what can be done smaller aperture telescopes because these are what more people have. If you like the astrophotography related articles at this web site, you'll really like this book!
Eclipse Chaser's Guide to ...WOW
by Jeffrey R. Charles
CD: Navagable CD of Eclipse Chaser web site, plus high resolution 360 degree VR eclipse site images.
Book: Bound color printout of best material on CD.
Video: Digitally edited chronicle of Jeffrey R. Charles' expeditions to four total solar eclipses.
(Most of these will be available mid 2004.)
Available now from Versacorp are:
CD: EclipseChaser web site (with additional images but no extra panoramas): $19.95 including CONUS shipping.
Book: Bound B&W photocopy of EclipseChaser web site: $34.95 including CONUS shipping.
Video: 2 hour VHS Video chronicle of expeditions to four total solar eclipses (moderate quality analog editing): $34.95 including CONUS shipping.
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The Eclipse Chaser's Guide to... WOW!
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The Eclipse Chaser's Journal
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Need information about eclipses for your planetarium, motion picture, or other project? Jeffrey R. Charles performs science consulting in regard to eclipse phenomena and instrumentation. Please direct inquiries to Jeffrey R. Charles (jcharles *at* versacorp.com) or click here for more information about total solar eclipse related science and engineering consulting.

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Welcome to the Eclipse Movie home page alias!

Home to an eclipse novel and screenplay!
Future home to even more cool eclipse stuff!

EclipseMovie Contents:
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Total Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery
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Eclipse Images by Jeffrey R. Charles: The following links are for eclipse images that are a part of this web site. Images of a given subject are typically grouped in tables which include appropriate captions. A few of the images show interesting people and places encountered on each expedition. Most tables are only 460 pixels wide, so they should be viewable on most screens. Some images are also referenced in various eclipse articles at the EclipseChaser web page. Licensing inquiries for images at this site (and for higher resolution versions) may be directed to license *at* versacorp.com

  • Total Solar Eclipses: Corona
  • Total Solar Eclipses: Sky and Horizon
  • Total Solar Eclipses: 360 Degree Panoramas

  • Total Solar Eclipses: Instrumentation:

    Need information about eclipses for your planetarium, motion picture, or other project? Jeffrey R. Charles performs science consulting in regard to eclipse phenomena and instrumentation. Please direct inquiries to Jeffrey R. Charles (jcharles *at* versacorp.com) or click here for more information about total solar eclipse related science and engineering consulting.

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    Astrophotography Photo Gallery.
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    Astro Images by Jeffrey R. Charles: The following links are for astronomy images that are a part of this web site. Images of a given subject are typically grouped in tables which include appropriate captions. Most tables are only 460 pixels wide, so they should be viewable on most screens. Some images are also referenced in various articles at the EclipseChaser web page. Licensing inquiries for images at this site may be directed to: licensing@versacorp.com.

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    Articles & Images: Astronomy, Optics, and more!
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    Airborne Astronomy & Optical Communication, Astrophotography, Comets, Model Railroading, Unusual Darkroom Techniques, Wide Angle Photography, & Other Cool Stuff


    Technical Articles & Papers by Jeffrey R. Charles:

  • Airborne Astronomy & Optical Communication:
  • Optics & Amateur Astronomy:
  • Panoramic, All-sky, and Full Sphere Imaging:
  • Model Railroading
  • Proposals
  • Historical Events:
  • Science and Religion:
  • New! Performing Arts Works
    Poems, Lyrics, and Musical Compositions.
    (Please see licensing contact info and conditions of use at www.versacorp.com web site, and, in some cases, summarized on each work.)
  • New! Product Reviews
    Reviews of products that may relate to above articles, etc.
    (Opinions or conclusions expressed are the private opinions, etc., of Jeffrey R. Charles.)
    All text, images, and other content (except indicated quotations from others) © Copyright 1975-2006 Jeffrey R. Charles, All Rights Reserved. Use of material at this or associated web sites is subject to certain Terms and Conditions. In downloading material from this web page or transferring said material from a cache, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions. Unless noted otherwise, high resolution prints of images may be purchased from Jeffrey R. Charles. Please E-mail inquiries to jcharles *at* versacorp.com

    Need information about eclipses for your planetarium, motion picture, or other project? Jeffrey R. Charles performs science consulting in regard to eclipse phenomena and instrumentation. Please direct inquiries to Jeffrey R. Charles (jcharles *at* versacorp.com) or click here for more information about total solar eclipse and astronomy related engineering consulting and optical instrumentation.

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    What people are saying about Jeff Charles' award winning EclipseChaser web site:

    "A goldmine of solar eclipse information and images from a dedicated eclipse chaser and former NASA engineer."
    - Sky Publishing (Publisher of Sky and Telescope Magazine)

    "Just saw your Eclipse Chasers Page! Great site! Very interesting!"
    - J.K. (JPL)

    "You must be down to about the second joint on your fingers after all of the work that you have done on your TWO web pages! Very nice, I am impressed."
    - G.K.

    "I sure have enjoyed your Mazatlan journal, you write beautifully! It was so well written that it raised my pulse."
    - C.W.

    "Your eclipse image is fantastic! How did you do that?! Please tell me how I can do that!"
    - M.N.

    "I looked at www.eclipsechaser.com - very impressive, and fast!"
    - J.W. (Springer-Verlag Heidelberg scientific publishing)

    "Great pages! Thanks for doing it! Awesome!"
    - L.B.

    "An aficionado's dream come true. Expedition planning, equipment, a picture gallery, and an eclipse journal all the way back to 1979. As this page says, "Wow!""
    - M.P. (The Mining Co.)

    The EclipseChaser web site is winner of the Griffith Observatory Star Award for July 5-11 1998, and the Links2Go Key Resource Award.


    About the EclipseChaser Web Site:

    This web page includes Total Solar Eclipse and Astronomy related articles and images. Together, these comprise an on line resource for eclipse chasers and astrophotographers. It is envisioned that this material will eventually be available in book and multimedia form. In order to allow expeditious navigation by persons with retrobrowsers (as old as Netscape 2) or slow Internet connections, graphics and frames are not used in the table of contents, and links to most articles typically indicate the size of related text and image files. This web page is administered by Jeffrey R. Charles and served by KTB. Please send relevant E-mail to Jeffrey R. Charles (jcharles * at* versacorp.com) .

    The content of this web page is intended to be equivalent to a "G" movie rating unless specifically noted "PG" in a given link or section, so this site should be suitable for visitors of all ages. The content of first level (i.e. "direct") links from this web page should be equivalent to a "G" or "PG" rating. Please E-mail Jeff Charles at Versacorp (jcharles * at* versacorp.com) if you find that any of the direct links have ceased to be equivalent to a "G" or "PG" rating. Thank you.

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