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2017 Eclipse Blog / FAQ



Can I use a telescope to watch the eclipse?


ONLY if you have a special solar filter that fits over the end of the scope (not at the eyepiece!), AND you know how to use it! Those are about $200 each, so you should know whether you have one or not!

Ditto for binoculars – if you bring them, you can ONLY use them during the brief period of totality. You cannot look directly at the Sun in any way at all, if ANY bright piece of its disk is visible! You may see professionals at the viewing areas who do have the right setup – some will even have their scopes hooked up to TV monitors. ASK NICELY, and they will probably let you grab a peek. Be careful to keep your kids clear of their equipment, though!   Some of those experiments they’re doing took years to plan and test, and they only have one shot at getting their data.

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