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Too bad my backyard gets to 99.9% for Monday's eclipse! But, all things working for my 45 minute drive to nearly 3 minutes of totality, or, my 3 hour drive tomorrow to my sisters for nearly 4 minutes of totality. Still a toss up weatherwise. The main equipment is simple, the Seestar in the very back for tracking the partial phases and Outreach for anyone near me so they can safely watch the phases on my phone, my Canon 7D on the iOptron Startracker with a very wide 135mm lens and remote shutter release for my photos of partial phases and totality (used that for the 2017 eclipse). Keeping it simple. The Lunt will go along for the ride simply on a Port-A-Mount II and an eyepiece for viewing during the phases since I have to be portable and don't want the complexity that comes with that since it's only good for the partial phases anyway.

I wish everyone along the path clear skies!!
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Good luck!!!

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Thanks Kevin!


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Good luck!! :hamster: :hamster: :hamster:

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Wishing you a clear sky at all your location options. Options are a nice luxury. Enjoy.

Locally only a partial. Based on NWS forecast and the radar app I prefer. Cloudy and rainy day forecast. Life. At least the past 3 of 4 days have been good to excellent viewing conditions. Very transparent atmosphere and stable air. Not often conditions allow viewing at maximum magnification (lunt zoom 7.2mm).

Some spectacular proms and surface features. Couple days ago at ~1230 CDT(1730 GMT) the arching, bending prom just a few degrees inwards from the SW limb was interesting. Arching and reaching out away from the surface into the darkness of space. Really enhanced the 3D perspective.

For those viewing totality with the naked eye. Will the brightness of the corona mask all but the largest proms? Will interesting in the images you capture. Will the SeeStar be able to capture any of the Moon's backlit surface detail?


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Looks good Warren...great setups and conditions look like they're perfect.

Best of luck for tomorrow,
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Thanks Alexandra, Lost and Brian! Good luck Brian, looking forward to your images!

Lost, I don’t plan to use the Seestar for any pics, I’ll be using my DSLR for those, and proms stand out as pink against the Corona. The Seestar is basically for viewing the partial phases and for showing folks on my phone the partial phases of the eclipse.


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