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October 2023 Annular Eclipse (North America)

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#26 kfiscus

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Posted 13 April 2023 - 09:06 PM

I've only seen one annular but it was better than all of the other partials (12?) that I've seen, combined.  I've included a low-quality clip of a home video that I made from the 1994 annular.  My advice for anyone going to this or any annular eclipse- find a tree in full leaf and look under it.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=InAZAZ4aWJI

 

EDIT:  I apologize for the spot of glare.  This 1-minute clip is being projected on my classroom whiteboard.  The best part of the video starts at 46 seconds.


Edited by kfiscus, 13 April 2023 - 09:25 PM.

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#27 Paradoxdb3

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Posted 14 April 2023 - 11:28 AM

At my location, I will see the partial Eclipse. I will likely not travel as it is too far away to see the total Eclipse. But maybe in 2024 I'll travel. Regardless, this will be my first EVER opportunity to image (and witness) any kind of Solar Eclipse.

I doubt it will make any difference to the daylight, although some people have reported experiencing the daylight dimming, but I don't know how true that is. But I will see the "Crescent Sun" through my Solar Filter. šŸ˜

#28 kfiscus

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Posted 14 April 2023 - 03:54 PM

At my location, I will see the partial Eclipse. I will likely not travel as it is too far away to see the total Eclipse. But maybe in 2024 I'll travel. Regardless, this will be my first EVER opportunity to image (and witness) any kind of Solar Eclipse.

I doubt it will make any difference to the daylight, although some people have reported experiencing the daylight dimming, but I don't know how true that is. But I will see the "Crescent Sun" through my Solar Filter.

How much of the sun will be covered for your location at maximum eclipse?  If the partial is deep enough, you'll see a color of blue in the sky that you've never seen before.  Also, the shadows will become noticeably sharper if your eclipse is deep enough.  You might also notice a temperature drop.  On our drive home from the 1994 annular eclipse, we heard the weather guy on the radio apologize for the forecast high not being reached on that day.  They'd forgotten about the eclipse and missed the high by around 10 degrees.


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Posted 21 April 2023 - 06:54 AM

I also plan to view from near Albuquerque. With wife and friends we rented a house in what appears to be a dark sky area for the week. We'll hike, tour and I'll do some wide field night sky imaging.

Favorite topic: gear

 

I have an old Canon T3i that I've been thinking about updating to a T7i. Any thoughts?

 

For the 2017 total I used a fixed tripod. I'm thinking about a light weight (we're flying from Ohio) mount like a Star Adventurer 2i or iOptron SkyGuider for both eclipse and night sky use. Thoughts?



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Posted 25 April 2023 - 11:24 AM

I don't have to go anywhere, The eclipse is dead on center line on my house.  Going to Chaco or Bandelier would be cool but super busy. Just a warning, the bypass road through Santa Fe to either ruins would be

busy to say the least.State road 4 to Bandelier is a 2 lane road and busy all year long. You have to park in white rock and take the bus into the park. Chaco has 2 roads into it but both are long and horrible. If it rains forget it.

Here is Xaviers web site, http://xjubier.free....31014_pg01.html


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Posted 26 April 2023 - 01:48 AM

We'll be in Sonora.  Quality Inn is HQ for us.



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Posted 26 April 2023 - 09:16 PM

If you mean Sonora Texas

1. The Eldorado Star Party is happening nearby

2. There is an excellent cave about 15 miles SW
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Posted 27 April 2023 - 06:01 PM

I don't have to go anywhere, The eclipse is dead on center line on my house.  Going to Chaco or Bandelier would be cool but super busy. Just a warning, the bypass road through Santa Fe to either ruins would be

busy to say the least.State road 4 to Bandelier is a 2 lane road and busy all year long. You have to park in white rock and take the bus into the park. Chaco has 2 roads into it but both are long and horrible. If it rains forget it.

Here is Xaviers web site, http://xjubier.free....31014_pg01.html

Party @ your house!


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Posted 28 April 2023 - 04:47 PM

We'll be at Crater Lake, Oregon. National Park Lodge. If it's cloudy (or snowing), at least the scenery is tops!



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Posted 30 April 2023 - 04:55 AM

Enjoying this thread. Brings back memories of my first and only Annular (May 2013, Australia). It was superb. My avatar pic shows the early stages of that event.

 

It's strange. In principle, an annular shouldn't be any different than a partial. And yet, it is.

Indeed. The absolute symmetry of the circle seen from the centre line is a thing to behold.

Also, partials (except for the very deepest ones) don't offer the chance to photograph the chromosphere/prominences, and possibly hints of inner corona. Annular eclipses do.
 


Edited by N-1, 30 April 2023 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 26 May 2023 - 10:11 AM

I finally have my travel for this set. We have tried very hard in recent times to only do direct flights, which has limited our reach a bit. But Vegas is always reliable. So fly to Vegas, spend a few days hiking/touring southern Utah, and then hit the centerline with the best forecast. 

 

Thought about Texas but clear sky odds are much better further west. 



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Posted 26 May 2023 - 02:02 PM

I've never seen an annular before. It obviously won't have the awe-inspiring sight of totality and the corona, but how much of a "wow" factor is there? Is it worth driving 6 or 7 hours each way?


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Posted 26 May 2023 - 02:33 PM

I've never seen an annular before. It obviously won't have the awe-inspiring sight of totality and the corona, but how much of a "wow" factor is there? Is it worth driving 6 or 7 hours each way?

See my post #22.   biggrin.png

 

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In Oregon, where I presume you'll be going, the partial-eclipse phase begins at ~8:08am PDT, with max annularity happening at ~9:18am. This means that the sun will still be relatively low in the sky at mid-eclipse, such that -- depending on the circumstances of your location -- you stand a good chance of getting photos of it that include some interestingly photogenic terrain: mountains, trees, rocky outcrops, etc. Just be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare, in order to search out the "right" spot to set up.   waytogo.gif


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Posted 26 May 2023 - 06:08 PM

6 hour drive?

Iā€™m flying across the country and then driving 4 hours.

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Posted 27 May 2023 - 12:51 AM

I plan on using this as a dry run for the 2024 eclipse, to make sure that my rig is functional (with proper solar filters, of course).





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