2024 Solar eclipse planning

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2024 Solar eclipse planning

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Last spring I made a road trip to Texas to do reconnaissance for the solar eclipse of 2024. I have had various distractions since, but have finally completed a writeup of my experience, including notes of candidate observing sites. I was looking specifically for a campground or inexpensive lodge that might host a small group of eclipse viewers who prefer to not spend the subsequent 12 hours in traffic. Alas, unlike planning for the previous American eclipse in 2017, I was already too late. The choice locations near the centerline were either already booked, or could not yet be booked (due to reservation system constraints).

Anyway, I offer my notes in this sequence of blog posts for anyone contemplating going to Texas for the event. The series starts at: http://thorolson.com/2022/08/26/eclipse ... naissance/
and can be followed using the next/previous links at the bottom of each post.

It is mostly a travelogue; the core of the eclipse reconnaissance info can be found in the following pages:
http://thorolson.com/2022/08/27/texas-r ... t-the-top/
http://thorolson.com/2022/08/28/texas-r ... se-survey/
http://thorolson.com/2022/11/08/texas-r ... e-resumes/

There's also a writeup of my visit to McDonald Observatory, a few hours drive from the eclipse path and near Fort Davis, where I recorded a lunar eclipse:
http://thorolson.com/2022/08/31/texas-r ... -practice/
http://thorolson.com/2022/11/07/texas-r ... r-eclipse/

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