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16 years 7 months ago #56407 by ayiomamitis
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- TAL MT 3S Heavy-duty stepper mount www.grootven.be/productdetails.asp?PID=905 and

I can live with this one for the two-hour duration of the eclipse.

Anyway, I seriously doubt if I will hear from them given the three weeks (at least) which have already passed since my message to them.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
Athens, Greece
www.perseus.gr

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16 years 7 months ago #56408 by Vagelis Tsamis
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News Update!
Anthony, this is fresh!
Another greek group, with Aris Mill-man, Martha, etc, will stay in Centralnaya Hotel. This is on the same street with ours, a little further away!

(I hope Aris's snoring at night has been reduced to an acceptable level, so we can have a descent sleep)

Sparta Astronomy Association / Observations Coordinator
International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/

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16 years 6 months ago #57411 by pj30something
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August 1st 2008.............total eclipse visible from the Arctic and central Asia.Partial eclipse visible from Western Asia Northern Europe (i'm assuming this includes Ireland). I best buy a solar filter quick smart.

Paul C
My next scope is going to be a Vixen VMC200L Catadioptric OTA

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16 years 6 months ago #57438 by Vagelis Tsamis
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PJ, the difference between a partial and a Total Eclipse of the Sun
is like the difference between
a quick hand-kissing and a looooooong passionate night! :wink:

Nothing compares to THE CORONA.
And no photograph or video will ever be like the actual naked eye experience. In my first total eclipse in Kasterllorizo, 2006, I thought I was prepared for everything, I thought I was an experienced amateur astronomer, I thought I was ready to take great photos. Well, at the time of the event, I found myself cought by the unbearable lightness of being!It was impossible to concentrate on anything else but THE SUN. Time was passing in a strange way. Neither slow nor fast. It was just different.
I even forgot my name. I remember like in a dream, I was hearing a voice screaming "Filters, Vagelis, Filters" and after a whole minute passed, I thought: "Hm... Vagelis? That must be me!". I just hadn't taken off the filters from the camera lens for a whole minute.
Unique experience!

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

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16 years 6 months ago #57441 by pj30something
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Vagelis Tsamis i know it is not gonna be a total eclipse from europe.............for those of us that cant afford to travel.................a partial is the best we can get.t

Paul C
My next scope is going to be a Vixen VMC200L Catadioptric OTA

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16 years 6 months ago #57448 by Vagelis Tsamis
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It's all a matter of priorities, Paul.
What's important for someone and what's not.
It's strange, but I 've heard people that can afford a set of 600 euro Naglers (each) saying they can't afford an eclipse trip, or they 're not interested in it.

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