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Eclipse Watching 2017
Dark(er) skies and DIY viewing devices
August 22, 2017

Residents arrived in Lou Mac Park Monday, armed with eclipse viewing devices of all kinds. Some had paper glasses, given out at the library. Others brought welding masks, sextants, and homemade pinhole camera helmets. An adventurous few tried it with a Ritz Cracker.

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Watchers gather at Lou Mac Park.
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Nice day for a celestial event.
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Waiting waterside.
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Gary Ramsey demonstrates one way to watch the eclipse.
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Doug Sligh and Mary Ann Parham demonstrate another.
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Relaxing waterside was also a popular viewing position.
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Some watch from the comfort of their cars.
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The protection of cloud cover.

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Dori Arrington uses a special filter on her camera to capture the eclipse.
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Use what you have – a box of cereal converted for eclipse viewing.
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Nicole Edwards tries out a homemade viewer.
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So do several others.
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Advanced technologies require trained operators.
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Charles Johnson demonstrates The Ritz Method.
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An alternate interpretation of The Ritz Method.
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Michael Vardy models his welding mask.
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The welding mask was a popular choice.
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Barry Antel uses the solar filters on a sextant.

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Studies in Comparative Technology 101.
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Studies in Comparative Technology 102.
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Michael Vardy and Allen Price using their preferred viewing methods.
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First phase of the eclipse. (Eclipse photos courtesy of Dori Arrington)
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Pat Webster stays until the very end.

The 2017 eclipse video. No eclipse view (you’ll get enough of that.) It’s 2 hours of folks at Lou Mac park, scoped down to about 90 seconds.

Posted Tuesday August 22, 2017 by Allison DeWeese


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