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    Default Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

    The title says it all. At the height of the solar eclipse which was 72% in my sky combined with intermittent clouds I would try to get a magnification fire. The weaker ambient light looked whiter for lack of better words. Strange for sure and the clouds didn't help.





    Can we get a fire using the frensal lens from a Tops Turley PSK rebuild?





    Solar eclipse sun light PSK fire...GO! The tinder bundle is a mixture of Grape vine bark, beech leaves and yellow birch bark.





    Action shots.








    Ignition.











    Fire via magnification solar eclipse style.





    Charred natural materials in this case a combination of charred punk, cedar bark and even charred fluff gave me the edge. The naturally ignitable and black material is prefect for fire via magnification.





    Here is a video. Thanks for watching.


    The TK20. Yes it still rocks.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

    Always a great read and post.

    You seem to have a lot of spare time though!

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

    Fun. Glad you did that. Neat!
    Interested in Saltytri lights. Pm me!


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    Awesome, nice work! I had such a blast and the family traveled down to the path of totality. Was completely awesome!

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

    The magnified spot will be smaller, but just as hot.

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    Default Re: Solar eclipse fire using magnification from PSK Fresnel lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by ssanasisredna View Post
    The magnified spot will be smaller, but just as hot.
    I can tell you from experience it was much harder than a similar amount of clouds etc etc etc. The take away I took was just how effective natural charred materials are at ignition via sunlight.

    Thanks for looking everyone!
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