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Eclipse chasing in the Porsche Panamera 4S

The conditions weren't perfect, but the car sure was.

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Tim Stevens

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

If you find yourself eclipse-chasing, you could do a lot worse than the Porsche Panamera. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

The giant panels in the panoramic roof aid in sun-spotting. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

And the trunk has a ton of space for the most bulky of equatorial mounts. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

We fit the left scope, a 130mm Orion in there with no problem. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

But the other one would have easily fit as well. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

During setup, the Panamera made for a nice base-station, keeping things cool and even charging up devices. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

The sky was clear before the eclipse but...

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

...clouds meant we had to go scrambling. 

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Sadly this was as clear as we would get. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

We experienced totality from here. 

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Porsche Panamera Eclipse

We did get a few clear snaps before the cloud rolled in. 

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But this is as good as we could get from the event itself... blame the clouds!

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