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Old 08-31-2017, 01:16 PM   #1
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Eclipse: How did you view?

We were camped at Oregon Buttes, Wyoming, south of Riverton, Wyoming. It was a 96% Eclipse. Just was not interested in going into Riverton, Jackson, Casper, Torrington... Wyoming, or into Idaho for getting 100% and two minutes plus of viewing the Totality.

Being a bit interested in celestial events, we viewed the partial eclipse by taking our Fly Swatter that had about fifteen round holes and projected the partial eclipse on a sheet of white paper. Fifteen partial eclipse's in duplicate. Wow, I say. Beat that.

With traffic leaving Wyoming on I-25 to the south as bumper to bumper, it was a successful 96%er which was probably not much better than a 0%er further to the South of us. To the north it did look darker on the horizon towards Riverton.

My impression was a thin cloud moved between us and the Sun.

This was the first time we had an alternative use for the hand made Fly Swatter made at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, Laramie, Wyoming when the 2016 Wyoming Adventure began, last August.

I would have taken photographs of the multiple images on the white sheet of paper, but went back into the trailer to finish my apple.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:46 PM   #2
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Made a cardboard box into a pinhole camera with a piece of foil over the hole in the box. Punched a tiny hole with a sharp needle.

A few other folks at work had eclipse glasses, and they passed those around while we observed the peak. Managed about 70% totality where we were in the SoCal high desert...
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:13 PM   #3
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I brought welding hoods to work, got a nice view although we only looked for several seconds at a time. Tried to get pictures thru the hood but they didn't show the eclipse, just a bright light. Thru the welding shade is was very clear, you could see the round darkened out area on the sun.
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:18 PM   #4
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Airstream As A Pinhole Camera

Image(s) of partial eclipse was projected onto my AS floor through the holes for the cords in the shade of the vista view window. The trailer just happened to be parked at a perfect angle to the sun.

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Old 08-31-2017, 02:22 PM   #5
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Sometimes being under a leafy tree will do the same thing...saw one in Alabama that way years ago...cool picture...
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:20 PM   #6
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I drove up to Lake Billy Chinook with approx 8 other brits and 4 of my friends from in town.

We dry camped for 3 nights, we had some smoke/clouds in the evening leading up but had a great clear morning on the day.

We had 2 telescopes set up, one for photography and one for visual - so everyone could take a good look at high magnification.

It was a spectacular event, with great friends. This was my 3rd eclipse and my 2nd with my good friend from college (we both have majors in Astrophysics).

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I drove up to Lake Billy Chinook with approx 8 other brits and 4 of my friends from in town.

We dry camped for 3 nights, we had some smoke/clouds in the evening leading up but had a great clear morning on the day.

We had 2 telescopes set up, one for photography and one for visual - so everyone could take a good look at high magnification.

It was a spectacular event, with great friends. This was my 3rd eclipse and my 2nd with my good friend from college (we both have majors in Astrophysics).

A couple of pics attached, with Airstream and without

Wow! Magnificent!!
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:46 PM   #8
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AdventureAS... for an option way to see the Eclipse, yours beats our Fly Swatter!

Gsmblue... Wow.

That evening, Nancy and I watched the beginning crescent of the Moon. Safe. Reliable. If you miss it, it gets better each day.

Both of you did very well during those two minutes and some seconds. I hope to see more on this Thread shortly. I was told, during the Totality in Wyoming, traffic ... stopped.

The only unusual thing that happened to me. The Wyoming Eclipse adhesive sticker given out at many places is Wyoming... curled and fell off of our Airstream's aluminum propane cover. I picked it up and stuck it onto the dumpster for recycles at the Colorado National Monument.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:14 PM   #9
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I put some welding glass #11 over a 250mm zoom on my T5 SLR. I got some decent shots. Could have used a bigger zoom. The Eclipse glasses worked fine for direct viewing. I also setup a rig with a 750mm lens projected onto cardboard but I needed a little more magnification. I also had to put a #6 welding lens on top of the 750mm lens to keep from burning holes in the cardboard. My big mistake was not going 2 hrs north of where I live to see a total eclipse.

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In chicago not near all the fun Idid the binoculer projector as shown in photo. This eas not the day of totality though. Just showing off useful way to use up old studio foam core.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:28 PM   #11
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this is the patch of the ecipise

we were in the UP of Michigan and used a pin hole in a piece of cardboard and could see it while we were driving

we were in a 70% area
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:07 PM   #12
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Walked out my back door and watched with friends and family. Had a perfect view with no travel etc. Full eclipse used $2.00 McDonalds glasses

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We viewed it with our naked eye!

Of course we watched the partial eclipse portion of the event with suitable glasses. I gotta say Ray, you missed out on a wonderful experience by not taking time to see the total eclipse. It's not a matter of two minutes, three minutes, or even one minute of totality. It is TOTALITY!

I had no idea how emotional the total solar eclipse would be. I'm getting chills just thinking about it and writing this post.

The difference between 97%, 98% and 99% was almost nil. If there was even a sliver of sun it still just looked like dawn or dusk. But wait those extra few moments to see totality and my world changed! I've never seen anything like it. Looking at pictures of totality is nice and you certainly see what a total eclipse looks like but it's just not the same as being there. Kinda like reading the liner notes on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album and attending a Beatles concert.

We took a chance, watched the weather reports and drove to relatively rural area in Tennessee albeit just a few miles from an interstate highway. There were some crowds but we met a few folks in the parking lot of an abandoned big-box store and watched the eclipse with people from all over the country and the world. It is/was a truly amazing experience. Don't miss the 2024 total eclipse.
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