In my research, I found a wonderful program called Eclipse Orchestrator, which automated the imaging completely. I only had to touch the camera for a mid eclipse focus check and occasional recentering of the telescope (And yank off the filters when prompted).This was kind of my "take away" from the last two years of listening to veterans of eclipses; "When in doubt, just stare at it. Do NOT mess with your camera."
Unfortunately that didn't work for my astrocam, so i wrote a couple of scripts in Maximdl, one for partial and one for totality. I just had to hit "start" at the appropriate time.