Monday, August 21, 2017
Regardless, I was willing to spend a good half hour devoted to such astronomical pursuits, and so assembled a simple Eclipse Viewer from a plan I found online using a cardboard box, tape, aluminum foil, and a few other odds and ends. The whole thing struck me as suspiciously similar to an orgone accumulator, but I'm pleased to report that it worked rather well. I took some photos (below) with my iPhone, but these don't do it any justice. To my naked eye, the actual image was quite distinct and much more dramatic than anything in the photos, and the occlusion much greater than apparent here. We also had passing clouds, and these showed up dramatically whenever they'd blow across the sun.
I'm posting these because the internet seems to be swamped with eclipse photos today, so apparently everyone agrees there can't be too many eclipse photos. Here's my contribution.
Second generation Eclipse Viewer of my own design.