Our friend developed an eclipse app....and it's great!
Plastic Surgeon Is The Developer Of A Solar Eclipse Timing App For Mobile Devices. Get Ready For August 21, 2017!
Our friend developed a solar eclipse timing app....and it's great! While we could go on, it will be best to let him give you all the inside info. So here you have it, straight from the developer himself, Dr. Gordon Telepun. Enjoy!
I am a plastic surgeon for my profession, but my hobby is astronomy and within that hobby, I have a passion for total solar eclipses. I've been to three of them overseas. After the 2001 eclipse, I developed the first dedicated solar eclipse timer, to help me with the 2002 eclipse. For 2017 I have released Solar Eclipse Timer as an app for mobile devices. The app is suitable for first-time eclipse observers as well as veteran eclipse chasers.
My goal is to help everyone enjoy the August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people and Solar Eclipse Timer is an inexpensive tool to ensure that you do not miss a second of this wonderful event and that you observe it safely!
Once you are in the path of totality, GPS location functions automatically find your location. It calculates your contact times and loads the 4 eclipse contact times into the timers, converting them to your local time. It then "talks" you through the eclipse! Voice announcements tell you what interesting things to observe for during the partial phases and then voice countdowns guide you to the precisely contact times. It announces when it is safe to take your solar glasses off (C2) and when you must put them back on (just before C3).
To practice your plan for photography, the app has a demo session that plays a totality movie synchronized with the timers. The app includes a unique calculator that lists the times you use to take a sequence of partial phase images to create a beautiful sequence of the phases just like professional photographers. The app includes an extensive help file detailing the use of all of its unique features. The help file also includes eclipse day checklists and educational information about the partial phase phenomena.
Download the app, get yourself into the path of totality, tap a few buttons and sit back and let Solar Eclipse Timer guide you through this spectacular celestial event! It's an experience you will never forget!
Automatic "Wake From Screen Lock" Notifications For All Of The Important Eclipse Events
Automatic GPS Geolocation
Automatic Contact Time Calculation
Automatic Totality Duration Countdown Timer
Automatic Contact Time Loading Into The Timers
Automatic Conversion To Your Local Time Zone (from UTC)
Partial Phase Phenomena Observation Reminders
Precise Countdowns To The Contact Times
Max Eclipse Alert
Horizon Observation Reminder
Announcements For Solar Glasses Off And Solar Glasses On
Compressed Eclipse Demo Program For Device Testing
Totality Photography Practice Demo Program With Totality Video - Special Feature Of My App.
Partial Phase Image Sequence Calculator (and you can download the time worksheet from my website).
Path Of Totality Hyperlinks
Eclipse Data File Saving Ability
Extensive Help File
All of The Images In The App Are My personal Eclipse Images
For more information visit: www.solareclispetimer.com
Download from the Apple Store: Solar Eclipse Timer
Download from the Google Play Store: Solar Eclipse Timer
-Gordon Telepun, MD
- Jan Watson