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michael.h.f.wilkinson

August 21, 2017: All set for the eclipse

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I have reached Glendo without mishap at 03:10, found a parking place, set up the mount, and polar aligned it under dazzling starry skies. I picked up M33 naked eye, NGC 7000 was easy in my 10x56 binoculars. I am whiling away the time before dawn with the APM 80 mm triplet. Had lovely views of M32, M33, M42, M45, and M57. Venus is very bright in the east. Many people have gathered here, and the atmosphere is great. Fingers crossed the skies stay this clear.

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Good luck Michael, hoping to see lots of great images from our adventuring forum members..

would love to see those skys myself one day..

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All looking good Michael, good luck!

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Hey Michael,

You should be able to get a great view of Mercury and Mars at totality as well, Regulus will also be very near.

A rehearsal in Stellarium says you are in for a treat!

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Looks great, thanks for the report, hope it all go's well.   ho, stay awake - sound like a long day for you :icon_biggrin:.

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Forgive me Michael, where is Glendo?

I envy you being able to witness the eclipse in real time. Have a wonderful time:headbang:.


Dave

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Good luck Michael.  Hope tou get clear skies.

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We have so much cloud here that thete surely cannot be much left to go around ?

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2 hours ago, F15Rules said:

Forgive me Michael, where is Glendo?

I envy you being able to witness the eclipse in real time. Have a wonderful time:headbang:.


Dave

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Have fun Michael - I hope the clouds hold off and your long trip is worth it.

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Good luck Michael - the weather looks good.  Solid overcast in the UK, so very little chance of seeing any of the little nibble the moon will make here.

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The cloud is too thick to see the sun through for miles and miles here - its not going to happen for us - even though it was a only a little bite it could have still been interesting esp. as I had the kit for it :-(

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