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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:19 PM

Solar and eclipse viewing...

I have dealt with both of these companies and recommend them highly

Everything you need to know about solar viewing:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/solar-observing/ci/33818/N/3583558376/sba


You do want some magnification while looking at the eclipse. Go out tonight and look at the moon-- that's exactly how big the sun will look, so you might want to make it look bigger. Here's an inexpensive solution:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1258818-REG/lunt_solar_systems_mini_sunocular_blue_6x30_white_light_mini_sunocular.html




If you don't want to go for that, here's 5 certified viewing glasses for 12 bucks:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1353642-REG/lunt_solar_systems_lseglasses5_solar_eclipse_viewing_glasses.html



For more money, but for excellent viewing of the sun with or without an eclipse, try

http://camera-concepts.shoplightspeed.com/telescopes/solar-telescopes/

Solar Telescopes

The cause and effect of the Sunís activity right here on Earth!
You will learn to see the fine feather-like details of the faintest prominence, the bright birth of a solar flare, its rapid growth of energy, and its departure from the Sunís surface into space.
You will see caterpillar/worm-like structures (filaments) snaking across the Sunís surface, spirals of gas activity spewing and churning from active regions above sunspots, and if you are lucky, the violent eruption of an X-class flare from the surface. This amazing event, which is highly energetic, fast evolving, huge in size, really does provide the full appreciation of just how small we humans really are.
The solar features you are looking at can last hours and even days. As the Earth rotates around the Sun, the features will appear to move across the Sunís surface. This allows the observer to see the details in various angles and positions, both off the edge of the Sun, and in cooler contrast to the Sunís bright and hotter surface.
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TreasonousBastard Aug 12 OP
neeksgeek Aug 12 #1
TreasonousBastard Aug 12 #2
neeksgeek Aug 12 #3
TreasonousBastard Aug 12 #4
jmowreader Aug 19 #5
TreasonousBastard Aug 19 #6
jmowreader Aug 19 #7

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:15 PM

1. B&H rocks!

I've been buying photo supplies from them since the 1990s.

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Response to neeksgeek (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:43 PM

2. Ever been to the store? It is an experience in itself.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:31 PM

3. No, I haven't been to New York in 40 years...

I'd like to go someday.

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Response to neeksgeek (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:48 PM

4. If you get here...

The place is a trip.



You buys your stuff



These green buckets are your shopping cart following you to



Checkout



And pickup



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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 01:48 PM

5. If you're buying film, it won't take the green bucket trip

They keep that in a cooler at the film desk.

What I thought interesting: if you're a B&H online or mail order shopper, your purchase records are visible at their in-store POS system.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 04:22 PM

6. That's as it should be, isn't it? A customer is a customer, online or in person.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 04:40 PM

7. You'd think

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