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Time goes fast by and a lot of preparations have been made. Lenses have been polished, testing of equipment has been made, cameras have been charged, cables have been tied together and everything is packed in orderly fashion in their bags. In mean while Melissa has been planning our trip and which other places we can visit while driving up to Oregon.
Today I’ve tested successfully how to live stream through Youtube. The link will be posted here on Monday the 21st, starting at 9:00 AM (PST), 11 AM (EST) or 18:00 (CET).
In mean while stay tuned. Below are some interesting links in regards to weather forecast and other
Melissa and I will be observing the solar eclipse from Corvallis. Thanks to the Corvallis Sheriff’s department we found a new location to camp, avoiding to relocate on the day of the event, allowing us also to avoid traffic and early morning stress! Big thanks goes to all my friends that helped out.
While browsing through Youtube, I stumbled on a video by the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences in regards to observing the solar eclipse. Very useful info and insight on how solar eclipse works in general.
View more useful links down at the bottom on how to photograph or record the eclipse event at different stages during its progression as well as last minute camping and reservation info.
- Solar Eclipse in Corvallis
- Oregon State Parks
- Oregon Live – 20 last minute places for the solar eclipse
- Space.com – How to photograph the solar eclipse
- B&H – How to photograph solar eclipse
Due to solar eclipse event this summer and for those of you who decide to visit US, make sure you look into prepaid – no service SIM cards when you arrive. Unfortunately there’s no guarantee your european cell phone plan will be as cheap as it’s at your home. I’ve experienced personally issues when I was visiting my wife several times in the past. US phone network providers like to charge a little bit extra, causing issues once you get back home to discover a 400 – 700 USD bill at your doorstep.
I will refer to an article from Trip Advisor that explains what your options are,
Finally don’t forget to check that your phone is “unlocked”, meaning that it’s not bound to a specific SIM card provider and also what network coverage each US provider offers, depending which place you plan to visit during your vacations. For example here’s the LTE coverage for T-mobile: T-Mobile LTE coverage map
Day #2 – Testing the Baader filter I recently bought from Amazon. I like orange-red color better than the Mylar filter that gives white color. Sunspot 2665 can be clearly seen on the surface.
This is an interview about the American solar eclipse from St. Louis
It’s settled now. We’ve booked ourselves for Oregon and will be camping the weekend prior the American Solar Eclipse. We’ll be meeting up my old astronomy friends from Tycho Brahe Astronomy Society in Lund, Sweden as well!
Long time I’ve been wishing to share live stream with a fairly good quality on several of the events I’ve been attending, sharing my experiences to friends who are either unable to attend, or due to time differences are unable to watch. So on the 21st of August, I’m going to stream live here and on my Facebook profile. It will be set to public so anyone who wishes can watch.
I’ll do my best to answer on comments while the live streaming is going on. If I miss any question please keep repeating it until my eyes catch it.
The stuff I’ve got now recently are, cell phone adapter for live streaming purposes that will be attached to one of my telescopes, Solar Finder and lots of souvenir paper glasses with sun filter aimed for solar eclipses.