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Jasper Banks

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.

Jeff Jubenville

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 12:36:10 PM »
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Watching an eclipse on TV is nowhere near a substitute for seeing it in person. That needs to be made clear.


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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.


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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 01:16:55 AM »
I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 10:34:00 AM »
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I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...

Jerome,
Good luck, my guess is you'll get the same negatives from the same folks.

Check out nightskies network or YouTube closer to the event my guess is you'll get streaming of the eclipse there.
If the weather works I'm hoping to stream from a quark and white light.
Give me a ping closer to the event and I'll give you the details once they are sorted.

Phil

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2018, 11:06:42 AM »
Thanks for the tips, one and all! I will definitely keep that in mind Phil.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 03:33:56 AM »
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.
You have a rather narrow view then, since you can't see that some of us have obligations and limitations that prevent us from just picking up and traveling 800 miles for something like an eclipse that will last a few hours. Count yourself lucky if you can, I can't.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 06:22:53 AM »
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I don't think anyone would argue that. Some of us will only be able to see it this way though, so I'll take what I can get. I'll set up if it doesn't rain and get what I can though. It'll still be cool to watch.

Not trying to generate controversy here, BUT, this eclipse in passing near densely populated areas of the midwest, mid-Atlantic and south.

In my view, nothing should be done to encourage anyone to watch it on video.
You have a rather narrow view then, since you can't see that some of us have obligations and limitations that prevent us from just picking up and traveling 800 miles for something like an eclipse that will last a few hours. Count yourself lucky if you can, I can't.
The eclipse happens on a Monday. Take Monday off.

Totality lasts only a couple of minutes. Maybe that doesn't seem worth the drive? I don't know.

Jason Harlan

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:19 AM »
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I quit posting to Cloudy Nights for a year for reasons as seen above, but in this case it was clearly my mistake. I should have and will start a similar thread on the Outreach forum where it belongs. Probably one is already there...

Jerome,
Good luck, my guess is you'll get the same negatives from the same folks.
Encouraging people to make the effort to see a nearby total solar eclipse in person is hardly being negative.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 08:22:30 AM »
I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 08:41:47 AM »
While not live, PBS's NOVA series will be producing an episode featuring views from along the path, coast to coast, for broadcast the next morning.
However, they also mention this:

"PBS and NOVA’s digital teams will engage audiences online with a cross-country Facebook Live event highlighting real-time footage of the solar eclipse and the people and communities experiencing it."

Their article describing the production is here.

-Glenn

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2018, 06:27:08 PM »
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

My comments are not for those who can't view totality in person, but for those who won't take the trouble when it would not be much trouble.

There are videos of previous eclipses available on Youtube and other sites.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2018, 12:38:07 AM »
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Looks like watching a live stream is as close as I'll get to seeing it in totality. I won't be driving 800 miles to get a gander. This is all I'll see here in PA according to Stellarium....

Google maps says I'm driving 1542 miles there and 1750 back. (Toronto to Wyoming)
Zapp - if your health is up to it, you really might want to reconsider.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2018, 06:21:07 AM »
Thanks Glenn!

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2018, 04:27:44 PM »
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I'm not being negative, nor am I getting into my home situation on the web, but I haven't been able to go away on a trip anywhere since 2008 due to none of your business at home. I would LOVE to get away for a day for something like this, but it is not going to happen. That's all I'll say about it. Not everyone can do it, so if it is on the web, it's all I'll see of it in totality. Why complain about it being live streamed? Let me ask you this. You travel to where you can see it because your situation allows for that, it and it rains all day, are you gonna watch it live streamed or skip it all together?

I'm one that will skip it if I'm clouded out. watching it on a phone just ain't gonna be the same.

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Re: Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2018, 09:28:04 PM »
I'd also like to add, those of you taking pics, post them up!