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Eclipse from Eustis, ME

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#1 sfugardi

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 08:55 PM

With upstate NY cloud predictions, ME provided the only guaranteed cloudless conditions in the Northeast. Eustis was 28 miles from Canada situated at Lake Flagstaff with breathtaking views.There was at least 6" of snow left on the gound. Only 2:29' but it was incredible (1sec longer than my 2017 eclipse). I had my 300mm Nikon attached to my Canon Rebel on the sky tracker connected to my laptop. I was taking 5 shots every 7min with the filter on for the partials. It went to sleep early on but caught it and set everything to never. Somehow my eclipse timer was off as I waited for the 20 second "filters off" alarm, and missed the initial diamond ring sequence since it already went total before I know what happened. Venus was visible on the approach and it was nice to see Jupiter on the other side during total. Temperature plummeted to low 40's and it felt freezing, winds were calm. As usual, the place cleared out after totality. I think there was only 1 other guy still imaging at C4 with me. The most interesting partials were when was the moon going to cover the sun spots. Having solar filters on the 8x binoculars was so much better than using those paper glasses. My full eclipse and diamond ring .gifs are too big to post so I will combine the entire sequence into 1 image and add later if I can keep it under the size cap. Hope you like my image set.

 

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Steve

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 05:46 PM

Fantastic results Steve cool.gif So glad you got pristine skies waytogo.gif  We had high clouds in Mazatlan but it was spectacular nonetheless. 
 

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 07:32 PM

Roberto, thank you! You just can't beat a total solar eclipse experience. We may need to travel to catch the next one...

 

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Steve

 

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 08:20 PM

I was just down the road from you at the Carrabassett airport. What a day!

Even though I was only 10 or so miles south of you, the snow was about gone by the end of the day. The day before I had snowshoes on though.

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Posted 16 April 2024 - 09:17 PM

Great spot! We heard ice cracking on the lake all day and it was mostly melted by the end. People walking along Rt27 like it was a sidewalk, tractor trailers blowing horns left and right. I'm glad I threw in workboots since my sneakers were soaked early. I also ended up with a sunburn on my face. Looks like you had a few cameras going

 

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