I considered that viewing the Pleiades in the Oberwerk binoculars would be pleasing. But they were rigged up with my custom solar filter which—last summer—I had secured very effectively.
It occurred to me that removing the wire harness holding the filter in place would take a while. And that's when I recalled my idea for quick-release system for the harness. And why I had set aside my spare quick-release pull-apart key rings at home. Sadly, I had not packed them.
I did not feel like tearing down the filter. And soon was distracted.