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21-08-2017, 08:41 PM
Thinking in terms of some advance planning, and given I'm going to miss today's eclipse, and with another one on 8th April 2024, what would be the ideal sort of lightweight solar imaging setup would I need, and which I could easily travel with from Australia to the US? I'd want something quick and easy to set up, and which can grab images automwticslly . So I'd want to be able to watch totality visually, whilst the equipment gathers the images. Is that sort of capability possible?

Malcolm Davis
Canberra, Australia

21-08-2017, 10:41 PM
With the rate that technology is advancing, I would wait until 2022 to ask that question then have a dry-run on the somewhat closer 2023 total eclipse in WA :)

22-08-2017, 07:21 AM
Malcom you don't have to wait that long if you're prepared to travel - and the USA is not my idea of the ideal place to go for a holiday.

As previous assemble and test your gear the year before.

2019 Jul 02 - Chile, Argentina;

2020 Dec 14, Chile and Argentina again;

2023 Apr 20 - Indonesia, western australia

2024 Apr 08 - USA, Mexico, Canada

2026 Aug 12, Iceland, Greenland or Spain

2027 Aug 02, middle east

and 2028 Jul 22, which is the big one for Australia as it runs smack over Sydney - my home is 1km off the centre line

22-08-2017, 12:30 PM
Do you plan to travel to the centre line?

22-08-2017, 12:40 PM
It's right on my doorstep :D Might set up in the park opposite, assuming we still live here.

22-08-2017, 03:00 PM

22-08-2017, 03:04 PM
Assuming I'm still around...this will likely be my very first total solar eclipse...at the ripe old age of 61 :)