Hi, I'm Lew Cook.

My interests are:
Astronomy, especially variable stars
CCD cameras
Web Pages
Violin Making
Sports Car Racing (retired)

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Links to Projects

The last update was Nov. 13, 2010.
Lew's CCD Camera project
I'm building a photo album of some interesting pictures. I hope you enjoy them!
Jerry Hudson's telescope making class
first light party.
Lew's Bird's Eye Maple Fiddle.
Meanwhile, ...

The photos from the Caribbean total eclipse were taken February 26, 1998. The total solar eclipse lasted 3 minutes 45 seconds, but seemed much shorter. Local time ( about 30 miles east of Curacao) was 2:13 pm.

The camera used was a Sony Mavica digital still camera. Venus was visible but far from the sun.
Closer were Mercury and Jupiter, visible in the second shot.
The trip also included a visit to the Arecibo radio telescope, which is much more impressive than pictures ever can indicate.
Bromeliads in PR Rainforest. Christopher Colombus' crypt is guarded by the Military in Santo Domingo.

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All text, photos and drawings (c) 1998, 1999, 2010 Lewis M. Cook