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 Post subject: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:16 am 
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I liked the article in Nuts/Volts about the coming solar eclipse (just five days away). I wonder how many people are going to travel to the total-eclipse zone for a view?


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:36 am 
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i'm in the 95% viewing zone ( Fayetteville NC )


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:46 pm 
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dacflyer wrote:
i'm in the 95% viewing zone ( Fayetteville NC )


Hello neighbor! You'll have slightly better seats than us, here in Cary, NC. I'll probably have to turn the (ham) radio on when Monday comes around, given what the article mentioned about sky-wave propagation.


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:12 pm 
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i wish i was off tomorrow, i'd goto the airport and fly around the area for a while, get video of the ground as it gets darker, but i am stuck with being at work... sigh...
and to make things worse, i totally forgot about getting me any glasses..


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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:53 pm 
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I waited, video camera on the tripod with filters at the ready. Recording software streaming away with the sun front and centered.
Then arrived the heavy overcast; it got a little dark, several times; but I could not tell the eclipse from the cloud cover.
Bah Humbug!



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 Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse. Have your room reserved yet?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Lenp wrote:
I waited, video camera on the tripod with filters at the ready. Recording software streaming away with the sun front and centered.
Then arrived the heavy overcast; it got a little dark, several times; but I could not tell the eclipse from the cloud cover.
Bah Humbug!


Sorry to read about your clouds. Here, it started to cloud up, and I thought I was going to miss the hoopla. I didn't have a filter anyway, but I did get video of the pinhole camera shadows made on the porch deck by the leaves (we're drowning in trees here). IMO - those were about as interesting as the pics I saw online that were taken with cameras pointed directly at the sun.


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