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#1 bladerunner6

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Posted 11 August 2022 - 11:34 AM

We are. 
 

We are booked for the Discovery Princess.


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Posted 11 August 2022 - 12:10 PM

I am --- it goes right over my house and observatories here. The 2017 total solar eclipse went right over my friend's house in Casper, Wyoming... so I went there and we did all sorts of imagery, observing and enjoyment. We will do the same sorta event here in Springwater, NY, come the 2024 eclipse. Here's a picture from the 2017 >>>    Tom

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Posted 11 August 2022 - 12:15 PM

Not 2024 , but I'm hoping to go to Tunisia in 2027 .... waytogo.gif


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Posted 11 August 2022 - 05:41 PM

A good friend of mine travels whereever they happen - lots of business travel and waaay to many travel/air miles to count.

 

As for me, It's quite close, so a couple of country road sites will do.



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 08:10 PM

Driving down to southern Illinois, same exact place I was in Aug 2017.


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Posted 12 August 2022 - 08:22 PM

Driving down to southern Illinois, same exact place I was in Aug 2017.

Where do you go in Sothern IL?



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 08:33 PM

Weather and God permitting me to live long enough, yes I am going to do it. I have all my scopes ready to use and the path of totality will be right over my yard, YEA !!!!!

Been preparing for this for a while. The one big drawback is, it is almost always the weather at that time of year, but I am hoping for the best.


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Posted 12 August 2022 - 09:46 PM

Where do you go in Sothern IL?


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Posted 12 August 2022 - 10:01 PM

If it is not cloudy, I will ! lol.gif



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 11:26 PM

If it is not cloudy, I will ! lol.gif

That is why I am traveling.  Weather prospects in April in much/most of the path are not good.

 

Like my brother in Rochester, NY:

 

https://weatherspark...k-United-States

 

Now I went Rexburg in 2017, and the weather prospects were a much different story.

 

https://weatherspark...o-United-States



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Posted 13 August 2022 - 12:28 AM

Gonna tow my travel trailer to Texas and chase clear skies.


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Posted 13 August 2022 - 03:33 AM

That is why I am traveling.  Weather prospects in April in much/most of the path are not good.

 

Like my brother in Rochester, NY:

 

https://weatherspark...k-United-States

 

Now I went Rexburg in 2017, and the weather prospects were a much different story.

 

https://weatherspark...o-United-States

Yeah, I live in Springwater, NY., a wee bit south of Rochester. Thankfully, the forecast for that particular day and time is clear and placid with 0% chance of precipitation.    Tom


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Posted 13 August 2022 - 07:43 AM

Gonna tow my travel trailer to Texas and chase clear skies.

Will have a full Eclipse South pf Montreal, but it can be covered, as too many special astronomy day! The partial eclipse in June 2021, we were lucky, the clouds gave us a chance to take some photos... But it was not perfect, as you can see in my timelapse:

https://flic.kr/p/2m55Ffs

 

Your idea to go to Texas is quiet good! My wife's cousin lives there and we haven't seen him for a long time smile.gif


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Posted 13 August 2022 - 03:59 PM

Just booked with Speers Travel & Fred Espenak in Mazatlan.  Bus is included if needed for cloud avoidance.  I hoped for a cruise but would have missed too many days of work.

 

604 days to go.


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Posted 13 August 2022 - 04:09 PM

My wife and I have booked to travel with an English group called Astro Trails. 

We will be observing from Torreon in Mexico. 

It will be my 12th TSE and my wife's 10th. 

 

Very best regards from Aubrey. 


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 12:21 PM

Planning to go to Texas.


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:22 PM

With totality available in my backyard, I hope to see it at home. It seems like a big hassle to travel and setup so much gear, I think I'll take my chances at home. I'm near the edge, but still should get about 2 minutes of totality here in central Ohio. Alternatively my folks are in northern NY and along the path of totality there as well, and I visit often and still have my childhood room available. Our weather forecasts are often similar, but still ~500 miles away can be different. If it looks much better there I may consider a trip to NY to visit family. Probably the opposite direction most of you all are travelling.


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:01 PM

With totality available in my backyard, I hope to see it at home. It seems like a big hassle to travel and setup so much gear, I think I'll take my chances at home. I'm near the edge, but still should get about 2 minutes of totality here in central Ohio. Alternatively my folks are in northern NY and along the path of totality there as well, and I visit often and still have my childhood room available. Our weather forecasts are often similar, but still ~500 miles away can be different. If it looks much better there I may consider a trip to NY to visit family. Probably the opposite direction most of you all are travelling.

Looking at either Rochester, NY or Dayton, OH you are flipping a coin weather wise.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:12 AM

I am but I haven't settled on a place yet.  I also want to get a good HDR image of the corona but I'm not settled on what to use.  Last time I used a 200mm lens, but I also didn't have a mount with me that time so I was limited to short exposures.  Is renting a big telephoto a non-starter for this eclipse?



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 10:57 AM

I haven't booked a place yet. We're in central PA and want to drive as South as we can to get longer totality and better chance for good weather. Texas is too much of a trip for us, so I suppose I'd better book sooner than later. 


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 12:55 PM

We went to Kentucky in 2017 and we're looking at Texas in 2024.

On a side note I just made our RV site reservations in New Mexico for the annular eclipse in October 2023.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:06 PM

Where do you go in Sothern IL?

Sparta, NW of Carbondale

 

Carbondale, Benton are more in line with the centerline for this one though. In 2017 it was crystal clear in Sparta and mostly cloudy in Carbondale. It's the luck of the draw.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:21 PM

I have booked B & B in my apartment. It's a great place I go to every day. Beds are comfortable and the breakfast is perfect as is the shower and amenities.

I am 1 mile off the perfect track to the north but I don't think I'll bother to go that extra mile for a few extra seconds.

The stats say I have a 30% chance of clear skies and even if clear there may still be snow on the ground.(Plattsburgh).

Now if I was smart I would be alerting the local hotels/motels to the event so that they could increase their prices for the period and demand a cut of the profits for the privilege.grin.gif I am sure that as of now they have no idea what is coming up.

However it pans out I look forward to the influx of eclipse chasers from across the nation (and other nations: Canada is just 25 miles away!).

Plenty of space around here to set up even in the middle of town, even my front yard with great views across Lake Champlain. All are welcome.

Local camp sites will be closed so no doubt the big stores will be posting their usual warnings against overnight stays on their parking lots which they do even in the summer months.

Could be a lot of fun for all. Clear or cloudy, commiseration or celebration, I doubt it will matter.

Get the booze in!    band2.sml.gif


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:57 PM

We're looking to rent a place in southern Mexico - I think in Mazatlan.

 

Clear skies,

Nick


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:44 PM

Looking at either Rochester, NY or Dayton, OH you are flipping a coin weather wise.

More like Columbus vs Watertown, but yeah same difference. I'll wait until its a few days out to make final decision, assuming I get the time off from work, which can be problematic and totally out of my control as well.





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