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Eclipse - glass roof + polarized shades?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by hariclt, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. hariclt

    hariclt Member

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    So the proper eclipse viewing shades are sold out all over town and I figured just using the all glass roof - plus some good polarized sunglasses would be enough protection? Thoughts?

    Thx
     
  2. GregKo

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    You will need more then that. Still to bright to view the sun directly. I tested.

    To make it work, I added 6ND filter paper X2 layers plus polarized glasses. Works on X (top of windshield) and S all glass roof.
     
  3. Off Shore

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    Short road to permanent blindness. #14 or darker welding filter, ISO certified glasses or a pinhole camera. (Pinhole camera is easy--look it up.)
     
  4. hariclt

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    Thanks for the response - did you do something scientific or just eyeballed it?
     
  5. GregKo

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    Just edited my post above to include what worked.
     
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    IMG_0275.JPG

    A simple pinhole eclipse viewer, guaranteed to prevent blindness while you monitor the eclipse's approach to totality...
     
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    Thank you! That's an excellent design. I just made my own, fashioned after that!
     
  8. EV-lutioin

    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    You can just use a pasta strainer it will make dozens of pinholes or even better, watch the eclipse in a forest, the leaves on the trees will create thousands of pinholes. It is a magical experience. Most people look for an open meadow to see the eclipse, but a forested area is better. eclipseTreeClose.jpg
     
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    ABSOLUTELY NOT. Seriously. Do not do that.
     

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