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Percy
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Message 46 of 128 (917463)
04-08-2024 4:22 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by Tanypteryx
04-08-2024 3:50 PM


Re: We saw it!!
Glad it went so well for you - sounds like you all had a great time. I had the same issue as you with the sun feeling so high in the sky.
What I should have done was get up at 5 this morning and drove up then. The drive back would have taken hours and hours with all the traffic, but it wouldn't have mattered.
--Percy

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AZPaul3
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Message 47 of 128 (917466)
04-08-2024 5:11 PM
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04-08-2024 3:50 PM


Re: We saw it!!
Envy, jealousy and a few other synonyms come to mind. You gotta know the rest of us experience this through your eyes. Not just the event but the whole adventure you take us on. And this is not your first. As such, there are certain expectations.
Pictures.
The old saying “Pictures or it didn’t happen”. You have spoiled us with your images in the past. We want more.
Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Tanypteryx
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Message 48 of 128 (917467)
04-08-2024 5:41 PM
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04-08-2024 5:11 PM


Re: We saw it!!
The old saying “Pictures or it didn’t happen”. You have spoiled us with your images in the past. We want more.

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!
OK, I will see what I can do, but it's still going to have to wait until we get back home before I can process them. I don't know if I actually got a single good photo, because I had to shoot almost straight up and I may have a permanent crick in my neck and in the opposite direction in my lower back. I will need to figure out somewhere to host the image files, also.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3

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Message 49 of 128 (917471)
04-08-2024 7:22 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by Tanypteryx
04-08-2024 5:41 PM


Re: We saw it!!
Quit your whining.
Just do it.
Lol.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?


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Tanypteryx
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Message 50 of 128 (917473)
04-08-2024 11:17 PM
Reply to: Message 49 by Theodoric
04-08-2024 7:22 PM


Re: We saw it!!
OK, but you will have to be patient.
I think I got the Diamond Ring and Bailey's Beads at the end, if they are in the frame...I had to adjust telescope/camera to try and keep the sun centered, and it was a situation where I had to loosen 2 tripod knobs, but not too much, nudge the position, without over shooting, and then tight both which has a torque affect. That's partly why I practiced yesterday and this morning to get used to the knobs and positioning, but yesterday from noon on I couldn't see the sun, so I was surprised how much directly overhead the sun was at 3:00, be cause we're on the west side of the time zone here. Anyway I had to keep making length adjustments to the tripod legs as the eclipse progressed to totality. We had a patch of the high hazy clouds in front of the sun, so we could see an eerie bright ring that was the brightest part of the corona but to my eyes (but maybe not my camera). I lost the rest of the corona in the clouds.
I haven't looked at any of my shots on my camera's view screen yet...I guess maybe because I'm nervous that I blew it. In 2017 I knew I'd nailed everything I wanted to capture as soon as totality was over AND I got to watch it too! This time it was so difficult to see through the camera viewfinder that I stayed in the crouched on my knees position for the whole 3:50 of totality and my head was turned looking over my left shoulder. I did get to enjoy just watching that spectacle during the middle minute or so.
It's been a long day so I'm for bed.
Patience!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3

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AZPaul3
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Message 51 of 128 (917474)
04-09-2024 12:10 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by Tanypteryx
04-08-2024 11:17 PM


Re: We saw it!!
Patience!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Percy
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Message 52 of 128 (917476)
04-09-2024 7:40 AM
Reply to: Message 48 by Tanypteryx
04-08-2024 5:41 PM


Re: We saw it!!
An image of the viewfinder of my daughter's camera at totality at a remote location in Missouri:
--Percy

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Message 53 of 128 (917482)
04-09-2024 10:18 AM


Eclipse from Highgate, VT.
not sure this will work:
Dropbox - highgate240408.jpg - Simplify your life
or
Register - Dropbox

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Tanypteryx
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Message 54 of 128 (917483)
04-09-2024 10:23 AM
Reply to: Message 52 by Percy
04-09-2024 7:40 AM


Re: We saw it!!
That looks pretty good.
I checked my totality images and there are a few keeper, but many are disappointing. This is all ok though, because I didn't think there was any way I could improve on my 2017 shots. This one was memorable and many millions of people got to witness it and reports say that the clouds parted at many localities just minutes before totality!
I am hoping that in coming days we will start seeing images that show the corona structure better, and I am eager to see the results from the many scientific studies carried out on this eclipse.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3

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Percy
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Message 55 of 128 (917531)
04-09-2024 5:47 PM
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04-09-2024 10:18 AM


Re: Eclipse from Highgate, VT.
Outstanding! Eruptions and everything!
--Percy

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Tanypteryx
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Message 56 of 128 (917720)
04-14-2024 10:01 AM


We spent a few days in Chicago visiting my best friend and her husband and mapping out our research this season. Now we are in Wisconsin visiting my other best friend mapping out our research (the same research mentioned above).
Next we are heading to New Mexico to visit my grandson and some of my wife's family.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3
If you are going to argue that evolution is false because it resembles your own beliefs then perhaps you should rethink your argument. - - Taq

  
Tanypteryx
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Message 57 of 128 (917824)
04-17-2024 8:11 PM


Almagordo, New Mexico
We made it to Alamogordo, New Mexico today. Our grandson is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base near here. It's his birthday so our arrival was perfectly timed. We are going to stay here for 5 days so my wife can visit family in Los Cruces.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3
If you are going to argue that evolution is false because it resembles your own beliefs then perhaps you should rethink your argument. - - Taq

  
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Message 58 of 128 (917827)
04-18-2024 9:11 AM


A funny thing happened on the way to the eclipse.
So the day before my wife drove up to my Adirondack region for the eclipse. Alas, that same day a chronic health problem became acute, and I went to a nearby ER.
A CAT scan was performed. The radiologist reading it remotely sent back a report with a black-boxed warning of findings with critical relevance; to insure they got the message, he called the ER to caution against attempting any treatment outside close proximity to an OR and an attending surgeon, both lacking at my local ER.
So ambulance to Cooperstown, where an outstanding medical staff (and surgeons) wrestled me from acute back to chronic.
I was released close to noon on eclipse day. We loaded my carcass and many pills into the car, drove 2 1/2 hours to reach the Totality zone ... north of Booneville, near the Black River Museum.
We set up there and watched the clouds roll in. But both high cloud cover and low were patchy and clear areas occasionally aligned.
No awesome photography opportunities, but with our eclipse glasses, even through heavier clouds we could watch the sun dim from a burnt orange ball to the *click-black* of totality. The moment felt no less profound for the compromised viewing.
It was stunning to watch the sun fade and return so quickly -- something like passing from chronic to acute and back in hours.
It's good to be alive and warm in the sun.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Tanypteryx
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Message 59 of 128 (917829)
04-18-2024 10:07 AM
Reply to: Message 58 by Omnivorous
04-18-2024 9:11 AM


Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the eclipse.
It's good to be alive and warm in the sun.
Boy, it sure is good to be alive and warm in the sun! What an amazing story. Good luck with continued recovery!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3
If you are going to argue that evolution is false because it resembles your own beliefs then perhaps you should rethink your argument. - - Taq

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Tanypteryx
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Message 60 of 128 (918282)
04-25-2024 9:58 AM


A close encounter with a radio telescope
Yesterday our route to the Petrified Forest National Park took us past the Very Large Array Radio Telescope and there was a rest stop right by some railroad tracks crossing the highway (really just a pullout) so we pulled over and I got out and started taking photos of the receivers all lined up, when I realized the closest one was moving toward us very slowly. There were 6-8 railroad workers and several vehicles right by the crossing but we just thought they were RR workers, so we hadn't paid much attention.
The telescope came right by us, and these suckers are huge, much larger than expected when you see them lined up in the distance. What a novel solution to moving the whole system into different configurations, the telescopes are mounted on a vehicle/carrier that sits on 2 sets of RR tracks and it turns out that they change configurations every 3 months. And we happened to come along just in time to watch!
Petrified Forest NP was also pretty spectacular. Today we are headed for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
One important characteristic of a theory is that it has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie
If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --Percy
The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq
Why should anyone debate someone who doesn't know the subject? -- AZPaul3
If you are going to argue that evolution is false because it resembles your own beliefs then perhaps you should rethink your argument. - - Taq

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