I couldn't leave town, so I setup my scope in the driveway in Peoria and entertained the neighbors. It was a great Sidewalk Astronomy event, and no light polution. I found the view through the plastic solar sunglasses as riveting as through the telescope. The kid next door got some great shots thru the eyepiece with his iPOD's camera - all in all a very fun event, and looking forward to the Venus transit in a few weeks. Frank --- On Mon, 5/21/12, J. D MADDY <maddy0485@xxxxxxx> wrote: From: J. D MADDY <maddy0485@xxxxxxx> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Comprehensive trip report: eclipse viewed from the "northlands" To: "az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Monday, May 21, 2012, 9:45 AM For the two days we were there, we had over 200 folks attend our Saturday afternoon solar gazing, Saturday night star party and Sunday's Solar Eclipse event. And, this was just walk ups. We didn't advertise the event. There were over 100 for the eclipse viewing with, at last count, 24 telescopes. (And, countless camera setups) We met people from all over the world. It was interesting as the eclipse was about to begin, the crowd was so noisy talking that you had to almost shout to have a conversation. Karen was the first to shout "first contact" and after that you could hear a pin drop for nearly two hours. WOW best describes it as Bob said. JD > From: bchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Comprehensive trip report: eclipse viewed from the > "northlands" > Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 09:18:26 -0700 > To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Location: I trekked north and set up next to J D and Karen Maddy at the Lone > Rock Campground, on high ground, above the Wahweap Bay section of Lake Powell > in UT, located just a tad beyond the Arizona border. J D scouted this site > earlier this year and it proved to be wonderfully situated to view the > eclipse. > Report: WOWnth! "Nuff-said." > > With J D's assistance, I even managed to take my first-ever astrophotos. > > Bob Christ > > > > > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.