Good thread all.
I'm going to Leakey, TX where I have reserved a cabin and will stay there with my family. It will be my third total eclipse.
In 2017 I went to Nebraska, it'll be interesting to see how kids will react to the event after having grown 7 years!
In 1999 I went to Hungary.
I was always an assistant to some more experience astrophotograph, but this time it'll be me (gasp!)
For making pictures (perhaps eventually a video, weather permitting) I will bring my just-acquired AT102ED (see https://www.cloudyni...one/?p=12573421 ) my Nikon 300mm f/4 -- probably other lenses too. I will bring my Nikon D5500 and D5300 and I'll probably get another body or two. I am experimenting with dslrdashboard which I have not used before. It seems adequate but I **definitely** need to make more tests.
We'll use a Losmandy GM8 (and many binoculars etc). Have to remember how to correctly set it up to track with minimal or no correction for the whole duration!
Wonder why you have stopped posting about a year ago :-)
I'd be very interested in discussing with people using similar equipment (or perhaps going to nearby place where we could meet in person). My younger kid and I plan to practice a lot starting now and for the whole summer, culminating with a dry run from our backyard for the October 14th eclipse.