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August, 2017 Total solar eclipse. Too soon to start planning?

 
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Aug 15, 2017 13:46 as a reply to post 18428469 |  #121

I saw posted on an astro board that there is one over on the very edge, and it is large, and they are hoping it sticks around to be in the center for the eclipse.


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Aug 15, 2017 14:09 |  #122

ksbal wrote in post #18428475 (external link)
I saw posted on an astro board that there is one over on the very edge, and it is large, and they are hoping it sticks around to be in the center for the eclipse.

Yea, I looked on the Kitt Peak (external link) site and it looks as if it's just rotating around now. In a few days it should be pretty well on the disk if it lasts.


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Aug 15, 2017 14:18 |  #123

ksbal wrote in post #18428447 (external link)
Wide angle lenses may not have this problem, although I'm keeping a white t-shirt over that camera unless taking a picture as it will be pointed on a tripod at the sun too.

Its been interesting to read all the warnings for telescopes as well.. plastic eyepieces melting etc...

Clear skies everyone!

You could also build a temporary protective cover for your camera on a tripod like the ones in this image : http://www.scopestuff.​com/ss_tgrs1.jpg (external link)

Go to a local car parts store or Walmart and buy a windshield cover and make one .
https://www.walmart.co​m ...-Visor-UV-Block/848645371 (external link)




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Aug 15, 2017 14:23 |  #124

great US weather prediction map

https://digital.weathe​r.gov/ (external link)

choose "sky cover" from the top drop down menu and the date from the slider on the right.

at one point i found the definition for each prediction map but don't have the time to find it right now. Notice though that you pretty much don't see zero on the longer range maps. If I remember it is some kind of average over time.


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Aug 15, 2017 14:42 |  #125

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18428508 (external link)
great US weather prediction map

https://digital.weathe​r.gov/ (external link)

choose "sky cover" from the top drop down menu and the date from the slider on the right.

at one point i found the definition for each prediction map but don't have the time to find it right now. Notice though that you pretty much don't see zero on the longer range maps. If I remember it is some kind of average over time.

Nice site. It's looking pretty clear for the whole path. My prime site is showing %22. My luck the 22% will be right over the sun at totality. :(


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Aug 15, 2017 19:39 as a reply to gjl711's post |  #126

As of today 40% cloud cover on the 21st, today was 74% and I was able to get clear shots at the sun! Thanks for the link, will keep an eye on it as the day approaches...


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Aug 15, 2017 22:30 |  #127

Link (external link) to very nice detailed map of eclipse path.


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Aug 16, 2017 15:49 |  #128

Just got this from Amazon

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Aug 16, 2017 15:57 |  #129

Yep , already been mentioned about fake solar glasses sold on Amazon . Don't use them is what I suggest also .




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Aug 16, 2017 16:00 |  #130

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