Thursday, September 07, 2017

site description, Pt 4 [ '17 Solar Eclipse, Oregon ]

Notice the hood is up (see pic, previous blog post) -- I had car-charging problems!!

My trip to eclipse-site was EXACERBATED by 2 major car problems :

1) vibrating front suspension 
infamous Jeep DW = Death Wobble

2) FAILING charging system
started offroading to site with DEAD battery -- Jeep wouldn't start! I had bought a spare marine-battery in Caldwell/Idaho.

^^^^ I had to do major "battery management" for both my car AND eclipse-equipment!! I couldn't charge the

1) 2 Macbook Pro laptops

2) camera batteries

for fear of draining my already weak car battery! I was down to battery = 1 bar, for GH5 4K video-camera .. 30 min before Totality!! I almost didn't get below 4K video:

I actually ran out of batteries, as I did the 4th contact video!!

2017 solar eclipse, 4K video [ Eldorado Mine, East Oregon ] from Bob Yen on Vimeo.