DBA Solar Eclipse Event

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DBA Solar Eclipse Event

Postby justanotherpete » 10 Mar 2015, 19:28

DBA Eclipse Event:
March 20th 2015
Event Location:
Letham Farm Park Area, access via Chandlers Rise or Farmstead Rd, Dalgety Bay, see location image link...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130674311 ... ybayastro/
Park Area Access:
As the access to this park area is via a residential area please park considerately, if you are not bringing heavy telescope equipment, parking should be available in the nearby Dalgety Bay Sports Centre car park.
You may want to arrive earlier than the eclipses 08:31 start time.
Some of us may be there pre-sunrise in order to get mount alignment done before the eclipse starts.
Note that it may be quite soft underfoot so bring something to stop your telescopes tripod legs sinking into the ground. Waterproof footwear might also be an advantage if the grass is wet.
Eclipse Timings at our latitude:
Sunrise from: 06:00
Starts at 08:31
Deepest point, 94%, occurs at 09:35
Ends at 10:43.
REMEMBER it is never safe to look at a partial or annular eclipse, or the partial phases of a total solar eclipse, without the proper equipment and techniques.
Please check your solar filters for integrity (pinholes, scratches, tears, etc.) and security (on the telescope - maybe masking tape etc.) before bringing them along to the eclipse.
There are still some eclipse glasses that will be available on the day.
Feel free to bring flasks of tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. hopefully plenty to share :)
There are toilets in the nearby Dalgety Bay Sports Centre.
After the Event:
Please leave the area as you would wish to find it.

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