The media frenzy is growing as the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in decades is closing in on us.
Our Tele Vue President David Nagler likes to travel light. So he built his eclipse observing kit around the Tele Vue TV-60 and Tele Vue Tele-Pod mount. In fact, he’s shown in the image here with not one but two complete telescope setups with a selection of eyepieces and solar viewers. Here’s a complete list of what he is carrying:
2 Everbrite™ 1.25” diagonals
2 Tele-Pod™ Mounts with Eyepiece Caddy Sets
1 Daystar Combo Quark
1 Rechargeable Battery Pack
1 24mm Panoptic™
1 15mm DeLite™
1 13mm DeLite™
1 7mm Delite™
1 5mm Delite™
1 2.5mm Nagler™ Type 6
1 2.5x Powermate™
The band of totality will start in the Pacific, between Alaska and Hawaii, before crossing from Oregon to South Carolina and ending off the coast of Africa. Millions will see this extraordinary event as totality passes over major population centers from Salem, OR in the west, to Kansas City, MO near the center and Charleston, SC in the east. A partial eclipse will be visible north to the arctic and south to the tropics.
While the longest total eclipse duration is about 2’40”, the partial phases can last about 3-hours. See local media reports for event times in your area.
- A Sol-Searcher (mobile version) to let you quickly find the sun.
- A FoneMate™ (mobile version) fits many Tele Vue eyepiece to record the event on your smart phone.