We were saddened to learn last week of the passing of a veteran eclipse chaser and friend of Tele Vue Optics: Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff, Williams College Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory in Massachusetts. He was 79 years old. Over the years, he acquired many of our small, airline-portable refractors for his expeditions to solar eclipses around the world. Dr. Pasachoff kindly allowed us to use the resulting images on our website and blog.
Please read more about “The Life of Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff” on our latest blog post: The Life of Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff
Eclipse image: Easter Island, July 11, 2010, eclipse image with a TeleVue TV-85 telescope, Nikon D90, D3, and D3000 cameras
(composite image) from Jay M. Pasachoff, Muzhou Lu, and Craig Malamut (Williams College Expedition) with computer processing
by Hana Druckmüllerová (© 2010 Jay Pasachoff, Muzhou Lu, Craig Malamut © Hana Druckmüllerová). Inset image from Williams
College Pasachoff page.