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Postby John Galt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:31 pm

I prefer Eclipse IDE to be honest over intelliJ, and it's free. Well, not for typescript. I think intelliJ has a lot going for it but i find eclipse works well for everything except ts/angular and I recommend.

Also the eclipse today was amazing. Once I get home I'll see if any of my photos are worthy but if you haven't been under the totality it's something else and needs to be experienced. It was so surreal and so jaw dropping and just so f**k amazing. I was in the Smokies and I am now drunk on moonshine.

Luckily there's another one across all of NAFTA in 2024 if you missed it
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Re: Eclipse

Postby Spider » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm

I was all set up with an old school mirror lens on a MFT mount...so 1000mm focal length. Unfortunately, old school mirror lens simply wasn't sharp enough to get me the images I wanted. Decent shots though, I guess. Totality was amazing. Surreal, the way the light dies...everything gets scifi looking.

Edit...and that's how I found out photobucket no longer lets me link images to third parties. I guess after 15 years of being my free image hosting bitch they've decided they want paid. Huh.

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Re: Eclipse

Postby John Galt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:38 pm

Yours look great spider. And yeah. I wasn't expecting how surreal it would look. It looked like some graphic designer that wanted something to look cool like a black hole with event horizon or something. Was a great experience. 10/10.

My sister lives in Sandusky OH so I'll be going to lake Erie for 2024 I think with the whole damn family as it passes over her house
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Re: Eclipse

Postby The Comrade » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:52 pm

i watched through my telescope. unfortunately i didn't have a camera mount or a cellphone mount to take pictures with. 10/10 though.
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Re: Eclipse

Postby John Galt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:04 pm

I had a wonderful time in a national park not talking about politics to anyone and not hearing about it for hours as we just enjoyed the event. High point of 2017 for sure
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Re: Eclipse

Postby Winchester » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:44 pm

We ended up going to a state park about 25 miles away, we know someone who works there and they snagged a couple of eclipse glasses for us. I believe we were at 97% and it didn't leave a whole heck of a lot uncovered. Very cool looking at it, but I was a little underwhelmed with how dark it got as I was expecting it to get darker. Don't get me wrong it got very duskish and the temp dropped 10 degrees but not anything near how it gets from totality. No doubt we will head for Cleveland in 2024.

Here's a panorama of where we watched from, ghost town below.

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Re: Eclipse

Postby Kane » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:48 am

It was overcast all over the bay. Pretty lame here.
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Re: Eclipse

Postby spacemonkey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:40 am

2024 = totality path right over my house.
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Re: Eclipse

Postby John Galt » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:58 am

Rapper boasts on Twitter about staring at eclipse with no glasses, cancels string of concerts the next day due to "unforseen circumstances"

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musi ... ws/8838628
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Re: Eclipse

Postby spacemonkey » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:01 am

John Galt wrote:Rapper boasts on Twitter about staring at eclipse with no glasses, cancels string of concerts the next day due to "unforseen circumstances"

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musi ... ws/8838628

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