I've been asked to provide telescope views* of the 2024 solar eclipse. At past eclipses people would rotated past the telescopes and viewed the event visually. This worked great for the dozen people I’ve had in the past, but for this next ellipse I’m told to expect around 80 people.
What’s some good ways to share telescope views of this event with large crowds? Sun gun or similar projector? EAA? Something else?
Current equipment that may be relevant include:
- Losmandy GM8
- Lunt 60
- Various eyepieces but the 17.5, 12.5, and 9mm Morpheus with threads may be the most relevant.
To date I’m a visual astronomer only. Cameras of some type may be the best option, but I know very little about such things. I’m open to this option but electrics should be budget friendly, easy to use, and if possible multi use. Used equipment is an exceptionable option.
Thanks for the help. I’ll check back in and answer any questions.
* Typically these views are just pre/post totality, I encourage everyone to enjoy the unaided view during totality.