Up-coming eclipse

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Up-coming eclipse

Post by brianm910 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:51 am

Got a few questions please.

As I get ready for the eclipse in August, I know I can get good quality photos of the eclipse with my Lunt 60mm and my ZWO 174mm all the way up to midpoint.

When the sun gets to be total eclipsed, will I be able to get good photos with my solar scope at that point since it will be so dark, or should I be prepared to take photos with my DSLR which I’m planning on setting up anyway. What should I be prepared to do? Thanks guys!

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Re: Up-coming eclipse

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:38 am

Hi Brian,

No need for filtered light at totality. Your DSLR camera will be fine with the correct lens and settings. Others here may be able to advise on the exact setup you'll require and there are some specialist websites on eclipse photography that you might find helpful.

Try MrEclipse.com

Stu.
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Re: Up-coming eclipse

Post by Montana » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:59 am

No hydrogen alpha, Calcium K or white light filter will work during totality as you will be observing the moon not the Sun. The Sun's corona will be visible shining out from the sides of the moon, apparently it is as bright as full moon light. So the full moon never hurt your eyes and you will need a fairly long exposure to view the outer corona so you will need to do this with an unfiltered DSLR, practice using the full moon. I found this to help give a guide to what your exposures will be for various aspects of the eclipse viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21894

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Re: Up-coming eclipse

Post by brianm910 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Thank you very much. So, here is what I'm planning on doing if in fact we are blessed with good weather.
I will set my Lunt 60 up on my tracking mount, I will single stack, take photos with my CMOS camera all the way up to the totality. I'm sure I will have to keep adjusting my exposure throughout.
I will have my Canon 5D3 setup ready with my 150-600mm. I will take photos of the totality, hopefully getting good shots with good corona views.
I will have my Canon 7D setup with my 17-35mm lens and try to get some good landscape shots with the totality in view.

Thank you Stu for the link... Great!
Thank you Alexandra for your links, I will use the guide for sure.. Awesome!
Let me know if you can think of any extra info I will need.
I'm planning on going to Charleston SC for the event.

Brian

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Re: Up-coming eclipse

Post by Montana » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:52 am

That sounds like a good plan!
On the Lunt 60, you will not have to adjust your exposure for the partial phases, you are looking at the Sun and the Sun's light output will not change at all, only the amount of the Sun exposed will, so the exposure time will not change.

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