How does one photograph a solar eclipse??

Hi – I wanted to know how I should (or if I should) photograph a solar eclipse given that I have the following equipment at hand (listing only what I think is relevant):

Nikon D80
variety of lenses, but the longest one is 300mm
10-stop ND
3 Stop ND
2 Stop ND
Manfrotto 055 XProb with 488 RC2 head

My worries are:
1. Is the 10-stop enough to capture an eclipse (will my sensor get fried?)
2. Do I need a special solar filter (how many stops does that provide in any case) – in which case I’m buggered as the eclipse is tomorrow at 6 AM and it’s a total eclipse – next one in a hundred and five years years)
3. I don’t want to stack the NDs as I’m getting a weird purple colour cast when I stack full-NDs

It’s been cloudy and rainy for the last 2 weeks, so I probably have little hope of actually seeing any of it – but just in case, I’d like to know if I can take the shot with the equipment I have.

Cheers

Vikram

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