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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:37 pm 
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I could use some solar scopes or scopes with filters. Please let me know if you can help.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:03 am 
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I'll be there with one of my telescopes and its Thousand Oaks Type 2+ solar filter fitted for the objective end.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:24 pm 
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I will come with two H-Alpha scopes. And plenty of solar glasses.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:14 pm 
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I'll be there and will bring along a 60mm refractor with a white light filter.

However, I do plan to try and photograph the transit, especially first contact, ingress, and second contact with another refractor fitted with a higher transmission white light photo filter. I will do my best to divide my time between taking pictures and showing the public. From first contact to second contact takes about twenty minutes so if someone wants to help me during this period with the 60mm visual scope it would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Here's an article that explains Venus's transits:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 56885.html

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:47 am 
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I am planning to be there Tuesday but, I don't have a filter for my scope. I can help Vic or Bill if needed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:44 am 
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I'm planning to be there as well. Start the "Clear Sky dance" now !!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:23 pm 
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I'm coming but I don't finish school until 7;00. I should make it by 8:00. I have the 80mm and white light filter.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:35 am 
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I will be keeping a close watch on weather for Tusday.If it looks like we will not get a shot I am willing to travel 100 MILES OR SO FOR VIEWING.I WILL MAKE THE CALL AT NOON ON TUSDAY.I will post here.Anyone interested?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Bill,

Yes, I am interested and will share travel costs.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:46 am 
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I would also be willing to travel if you have room. I will send you a pm with my cell #.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:26 am 
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Ed and Mathew,clear sky charts for NJ show some promising locations here in New Jersey. I don't know where these locations are but some locations offer forecast promising weather for tomorrow. I will be checking back with these tomorrow morning.

http://cleardarksky.com/csk/prov/New_Jersey_charts.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:53 pm 
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As of now south looks better than here. Hopfully this will change. I think Cape May on the bay will be my backup plan. Will decide by noon.

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Checking individual sites is a good idea. One can also see all of New Jersey on the Clear Sky Chart website. .

Go to any NJ site on the Clear Sky Chart, say Lakehurst. Go to the "cloud cover" row. Chose the time, e.g., 18:00 on Tuesday.
You'll see a cloud cover map of the entire northeast. Zoom in on to NJ. As of 5:40 pm Monday, the clearest places are in a wide strip in the north of the state.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:23 am 
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I can't find a favorable forecast within my range. It looks like I will be viewing transit at home on my computer. :-(

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:38 am 
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I'm keeping an eye on Long Beach Island, which is only about an hour's drive from where I live (Whiting). Take a look at the Clear Sky Chart for Holgate, which is on LBI. Right now (12:30 pm), it looks relatively good.

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Right now (1:05 pm), Jakes Branch looks promising. The closest Clear Sky Chart site to Beachwood is Lakehurst. No cloud cover is predicted for Lakehurst at 18:00 and 19:00.

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I am going to Jakes Branch and hope for a few holes in clouds.

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