It was almost exactly a month since my last chance to take a picture of Jupiter. The seeing was better but I’m not so sure of the result.
Jack and I joined several CAAS members and about 15-20 members of the public (and one underwhelmed Black Vulture) on the overlook platform at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The forecast was not good but as you can see below the Sun started to peak out from the clouds just at the eclipse started. We followed the Sun until it was gone, looking into well protected telescopes and passing around solar shades. One gentleman who had seen the ’72 Nova Scotia eclipse even had a totally exposed sheet of glass film that he had been using ever since. See the images below, click for a larger view.[SlideDeck id=’1561′ width=’100%’ height=’300px’]