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15 years 11 months ago #71898 by Vagelis Tsamis
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Nick Tremoulis's last masterpiece:

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7864060726364295246&hl=en

It's a farewell to our trip in Siberia.
Titles are in Greek, but you can see what he wishes to us for portable equipment and accomodation!
It's a family video, so his siblings join their voices to remind us to "take the filters off" during the eclipse.
Just sweet!

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International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/

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15 years 11 months ago #71900 by ayiomamitis
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Gentlemen ... and Vaggeli,

Two points of interest ...

(1) according to Jay Anderson, there is a slight improvement for eclipse day and the forecast thereof ...

(2) I am told the Russians will charge import duties on ALL equipment being brought into the country and unless it is left behind for pick up upon our departure (which defeats the purpose of going there for the eclipse). Apparently one means out of this mess is these folks (which is a little too late and certainly pricey): www.atacarnet.com/ .

I would appreciate any thoughts in relation to (2) above .....

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15 years 11 months ago #71901 by ayiomamitis
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Original Message
From: jander@cc.umanitoba.ca
To: SEML@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 5:54 PM
Subject: [SEML] Forecast for eclipse day

The 7.5 day forecast (valid at 1200 UT on August 1) from the US GFS model shows dry weather at mid levels all across the eclipse track, from Novo to the track terminus. You can see the model output through the link at http://home. cc.umanitoba. ca/~jander[1]. The upper flow shows a moderate ridge moving into the area. The surface flow shows a weak ridge over and just east of the track. These are all favourable signs.

The forecast two days ago was much more pessimistic, so this is an
encouraging trend.

Jay Anderson

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[1] http://home. cc.umanitoba. ca/~jander

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15 years 11 months ago #71902 by Seanie_Morris
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ayiomamitis wrote:

Hi Seanie,

Personally, I just want clear skies for a specific two minutes ... in fact, I would settle for even 30 seconds of clear skies during totality so that I can fire off my sequence of exposures for the extended corona photo I have in mind.


Can't wait to see the results, fingers crossed on the weather.

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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15 years 11 months ago #71903 by Vagelis Tsamis
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ayiomamitis wrote:

Gentlemen ... and Vaggeli,

Two points of interest ...

(1) according to Jay Anderson, there is a slight improvement for eclipse day and the forecast thereof ...

(2) I am told the Russians will charge import duties on ALL equipment being brought into the country and unless it is left behind for pick up upon our departure (which defeats the purpose of going there for the eclipse). Apparently one means out of this mess is these folks (which is a little too late and certainly pricey): www.atacarnet.com/ .

I would appreciate any thoughts in relation to (2) above .....


Anthony,
my thoughts in relation to (1):
"No comment"
in relation to (2) atacarnet:
"Much ado about nothing"

- We are going to watch an eclipse
- we have already spent many euros for that
- so what difference does it make if we pay or save some additional euros?

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15 years 11 months ago #71908 by michaeloconnell
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Vagelis Tsamis wrote:

Nick Tremoulis's last masterpiece:

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7864060726364295246&hl=en

It's a farewell to our trip in Siberia.
Titles are in Greek, but you can see what he wishes to us for portable equipment and accomodation!
It's a family video, so his siblings join their voices to remind us to "take the filters off" during the eclipse.
Just sweet!


Excellent video!
I enjoyed that! :)

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