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Old 05-07-2017, 02:57 PM   #31
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 Central Idaho. No special equipment other then protective eye wear. I just need to find someplace to park a toy hauler overnight somewhere in the general vicinity.
IIRC, the path of totality is really close to Idaho Falls. I have that week off for vacation and hope to be in that ground track.
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:52 PM   #32
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I went on an evening hike during the transit of Venus across the sun in 2012. We used a pair of binoculars and projected the image onto the side of a white cardboard Chinese food take-out box. Very clearly saw Venus in mid-transit. Would probably work well for a solar eclipse.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:29 PM   #33
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 We used a pair of binoculars and projected the image onto the side of a white cardboard Chinese food take-out box
Works nicely for a partial eclipse, but i suspect it would be too dim for a full one.

Here is the Feb 26th one taken this way:
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:36 PM   #34
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Some info here: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

Greenville, South Carolina is under the full shadow path. I might make the trip.

Unfortunately, it's a Monday, which means negotiating a day off of work in what is usually a busy season.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #35
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I'm going to be staying in Kearney, Nebraska the night before the eclipse. Anyone headed up that way? Any good viewing spots within an hour's drive or so?

I'm going to be bringing my 8" LX200 (with type 2+ white light filter for pre- and post-totality), Canon T5i, and Coronado PST. I might try to acquire another piece between now and then to view with, we'll see.
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #36
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Carbondale, IL, where it's supposed to be the greatest duration. I'll be camping at South Sandusky near Rand Lake and hiking in Shawnee National Forrest during the week. I have a pair of Barska 20x80, which I used before for sun viewing, with a Baader AstroSolar filter, of course
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:01 AM   #37
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1 week away tomorrow.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:07 AM   #38
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Damn USA bureaucracy with their stupid visa requirements...
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:29 AM   #39
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I've made plans to be just about centered under the path of totality, deep in eastern Oregon.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:50 AM   #40
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I think I'm just going to drive down to South Carolina and then back home. It's a few hours on the road. Only thing is Interstate 95 between Washington and Richmond is horrible for traffic these days so I'll have to allow for that. I suppose I could hop on a train the Charleston...
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #41
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I'll be flying to Kentucky from Ohio. Weather so far is looking promising. Everyone be safe out there.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:09 PM   #42
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 Damn USA bureaucracy with their stupid visa requirements...
Damn US geography with their annoying western longitude...
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:54 PM   #43
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Soul-crushing traffic may plague the total solar eclipse these maps reveal the worst choke points

http://www.businessinsider.com/solar...le-in-range-12

Interesting analysis of Google Maps and GPS data. It shows the, driveshed data for the spots on Interstate highways where the path of totality crosses them.

My "destination" is #2 on the list - 35.8 million people within "driving distance". Working on a Plan 'B'.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:08 PM   #44
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Yeah, it's gonna be rough. My plan is to try to stay away from Interstates, but with GPS everyone's gonna be thinking the same thing. I can't leave until tomorrow evening so I may have to fight through the night to get there. I still don't really have a "destination" yet, just trying to find a road that takes me into the totality and maybe if I'm lucky I can find a diner or something to hang out in until it's time to get the photo gear set up.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:14 PM   #45
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I go to college in Huntsville, Alabama. So close and yet so far, especially with the expected traffic.

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