Giving the Seestar its due 4/8/2024

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Giving the Seestar its due 4/8/2024

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I didn't post these on the Eclipse forum and I have to sing the praises of the Seestar during the eclipse. I basically set it up so others could see the progressive phases leading up to totality but it was also a great tool for timing when I would remove the filter from my Canon for shots of totality and also for sharing back and forth with my family that was spread from Texas to Lake Erie as we reported the eclipse together! I should have taken a shot at totality as well but was occupied with my camera and visual on the stunning event! I think it would have done a great job with those proms along the limb. Oh well, shoulda woulda coulda! But a great little scope as it followed the sun unerringly through the entire eclipse, even when clouds blocked it for minutes at a time! The best quote of the day was from a 5 year old girl that I showed the sun on my phone from the Seestar and she looked at the phone, then looked at the Seestar, and then looked at me and said, "That little thing does all of this?? That's cool!!" :girl:

What I find interesting is when you look at the last two pics you can tell how close I was to the edge of totality as to where the limb starts to show as the moon started to move off the disk.

These are simply the shots that it would send to my cell phone, no processing.
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Post by Montana »

These are absolutely fabulous Warren, I think the little SeeStar deserves a SPOD at some point :)

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Hi Warren,

Excellent.
The best quote of the day was from a 5 year old girl that I showed the sun on my phone from the Seestar and she looked at the phone, then looked at the Seestar, and then looked at me and said, "That little thing does all of this?? That's cool!!" :girl:
That little Girl one day will be a great astronomer especially because at August 12 2045 she will be 26 years old :mrgreen: Another great USA total Solar Eclipse.

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Very nice presentation of the Solar Eclipse.





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Great results Warren.


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Thanks Alexandra, Rainer, Alexander and Petrus!! Shoot Rainer, she should do the total in 2044!


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Excellent


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The SeeStar is indeed a Chinese miracle!!


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A great result!


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These are great Warren. I wondered what I will be using in 2028 at Ralphs place'. Technology will no doubt surprise/shock us!


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Thanks Rich, James, Mark and Peter! It really was a set and forget way to view the eclipse.


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Hi Warren...

I was waiting to see the Seestar results and they do not disappoint...nicely done :bow

The story of the young girl is so great to hear...hopefully she grows to explore the real world rather than google it !

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Thanks Brian, indeed it was an endearing moment!


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