Eclipse sequencer or automated capture of corona

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Eclipse sequencer or automated capture of corona

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Hi,

I came across the Eclipse sequencer (for Canon cameras, running Magic Lantern firmware):

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/6674 ... sequencer/

Are there others as well.
Which one actually works ?

I was unable to find much from my survey of the 2017 Solar eclipse forum discussions.
Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

I can see it is easy to setup a sequence of captures using the [ADVANCED BRACKET] module in Magic Lantern (as used by Chris in 2017 Solar eclipse forum) for capture of the eclipse.

Maybe you need at least 2 camera setups. Not sure if it is really worth taking a solar telescope there. With 2 or more cameras you will need suitable zoom lenses ! I think it would be better to find a collaborator/partner so you do not have to do 2 or 3 camera setups.

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Re: Eclipse sequencer or automated capture of corona

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I wish a remote control application, for full control and sequence of Sony Alpha (A7s in my case).
I didn't find any.
Would someone know a solution, I'll be very happy.
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Re: Eclipse sequencer or automated capture of corona

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Hi Alex,
I do not own Sony Alpha cameras, but
have you tried connecting your camera to
a PC application like Astrophotography tool?
There would be timing issues as well.

I own Canon but am NOT preparing for the
US eclipse this April 2024.

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I use Set'n'c with my Canon DSLR.
https://robertnufer.ch/06_computing/set ... c_page.htm
Worked great on my last eclipse trip.
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Eclipse Orchestrator from Moonglow Technologies is what I used for the 2017 Total and the 2023 Annular eclipse. It works great with select Canon and Nikon cameras.
http://www.moonglowtechnologies.com/pro ... ndex.shtml


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Re: Eclipse sequencer or automated capture of corona

Post by rbenton »

For those looking for software to automate bracketed exposures of totality, you might consider 'Smart Shooter 5.' It is a clean, stable application available for Windows and Mac users, and which supports many Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fujifilm cameras. The basic version can control a single camera, but upgrades are available that can control many cameras at once. Certainly not a solution for every eclipse shooter's needs, but it might be a good fit for some posters here. Here is a link: https://tethertools.com/product/smart-shooter/

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