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How do you photograph a lunar eclipse?

Tonight is the night of a lunar eclipse, and I'm curious, what kinds of tips do you guys have for photographing one? I'd like solutions for both consumer-grade equipment, as well as DSLRs, so that ...
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Who took this picture of a Concorde during the 1973 eclipse, and how?

I know this picture was taken during the 1973 eclipse that was tracked by the Concorde 001 But I haven't been able to find information regarding attribution and techniques of the photograph itself. ...
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How to photograph a partial solar eclipse?

There will be a partial solar eclipse tomorrow visible from Europe, Africa, Asia. I'm looking for photography tips. Looking for ideas for a typical amateur photographer but also for someone having a ...
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Can I photograph a solar eclipse using a 10-stop Big Stopper (+ extra ND?)

Will a 10-stop ND filter (Big Stopper) allow me to photograph a solar eclipse? I read in another post here that solar filters are around 14-stops - presumably I would need around this strength even ...
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what is best setting for a once only photo of a total solar eclipse

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 camera and I am going to see the total solar eclipse in Oregon in August. I would like to obtain at least one photo of totality and I think I should probably use the [...
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How can I get prevent ghost sun images when shooting with a solar filter?

I am getting ready to shoot the upcoming solar eclipse. During my practice runs, I am getting either single or multiple reflections of the sun. Using Star Adventurer tracking mount, Canon 500D with an ...
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Why do my pictures with a 100000 ND eclipse/solar filter have purple haze?

I bought a Marumi 100,000 ND filter in anticipation of tomorrow's eclipse, and while testing the filter today I noticed the photos have an uneven but consistent purple haze, but only with the filter. ...
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Do I still need filters for photographing landscape under an eclipse, if I'm not zooming in on the sun itself?

Context: I find myself due to be in the path of the upcoming annular solar eclipse. This was unplanned and I am unable to get a proper filter delivered on time. The general consensus on the internet ...
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Do you need a solar filter for a wide-angle camera?

I'm trying to photograph the eclipse and we already have a solar filter for our telephoto lens. However, we have two cameras so we might as well use them. I've spent a fair amount of time searching ...
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How do I photograph a landscape with a solar eclipse where the sun is not the main subject?

In a couple of weeks (March 20th) the UK will experience a near total eclipse (~90%). So, I've read the information in these two questions: How to take photos of a solar eclipse without damaging one&...
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How big is the sun in an image made with Canon APS-C and 300mm focal length?

I am trying to decide what lens should I use for eclipse and I am wondering if my 70-300 IS USM would be enough or should I get (rent) a lens with higher magnification. Since my solar filters are ...
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What are some causes for an oblate image of the Moon during total solar eclipse?

I took a few pictures during the total solar eclipse of 2019. I noticed in my images that the "width" of the Moon is greater than the "height". I know that the Moon is oblate by about 0.0012 (...
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Why a partial eclipse is apparent only as an artifact on a smartphone camera?

Both the front and back cameras of my phone did not "pick up" a partial eclipse, but it did appear as an artifact on the image. If I do not see a crescent on the sun itself, why the crescent shows up ...
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Would stacking thinner ND filters perform as well as one greater ND filter?

If I stacked a Vivitar ND8 and ND2 filter, would they function as well as an ND16? Would this work for solar photography, or would a piece of welding glass be better? Edit: I also have an ND4 if that ...
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Shooting Solar Eclipse with an ND 100000 Marumi - Mirrorless Camera

My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter. The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its ...
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How to create stationary eclipse timelapse w/o tracking sun's movement?

I took a timelapse of the 21 Aug 2017 solar eclipse. I did not have the ability to track the suns movement so every ~15 minutes I adjusted the camera position. I want to create a timelapse that ...
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How to capture supermoon using a Fujifilm X100T?

I am a novice photographer. I have a Fujifilm X100T, which has a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens. As today is the supermoon lunar eclipse, I want to capture the moon with my camera. I was wondering if ...
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Resolution of a pinhole 'telescope' to observe Sun

As a follow-up to this question, I was thinking about how one might build a pinhole camera with extremely long focal length to photo the Sun with a DSLR. Imagine that pinhole is at the end of a long ...
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Time lapse of solar eclipse?

I was thinking of taking a time lapse of the eclipse with my nikon d3300 but not of just the sun but of the sun and the landscape. Unfortunately, I have to work during the eclipse and I was thinking ...
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Telescope Solar Filters to fit Canon Lenses

I am planning on photographing an upcoming partial solar eclipse here in Singapore but I'm having trouble finding solar filters for the lenses I will be using. I have a Canon EF 500mm f4/L IS II USM ...
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Would recording the solar eclipse from diamond ring to diamond ring damage the T3i?

I am going to be driving to remote Wyoming to capture this solar eclipse. I have a Canon T3i, and a LG G6. My goal is to record diamond ring to diamond ring, and click a few pictures in between, ...
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Can I safely use a 10-stop IRND (Hoya SOLAS) filter to photograph the eclipse?

Note: I'm asking about using a Infrared Blocking ND filter, not a regular ND filter. I'm plan to use a Canon SX60 super-zoom bridge camera. All it has is an Electronic View Finder and Live View, ...
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What accuracy is needed for polar alignment when shooting time lapse of celestial objects?

I'm planning to shoot the solar eclipse coming up in August, and intend to use an astrophotography rotating mount to allow me to keep the camera aimed at the sun for the whole duration. Needless to ...
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What size Baader solar filter do I need and how do I use it on my Nikon D5300?

I've been trying to make sure I get the right solar filter for the upcoming eclipse in the US in August, but I'm inexperienced so I wanted to ask if the filter I'm looking at is correct. The one I ...
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Will my LG G6 be able to clearly capture the solar eclipse corona in a 360 photo?

Will my LG G6 be able to clearly capture the corona in a 360 photo, when the sun is fully eclipsed? I plan on using the 360 mode that comes with the default camera app.
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What is a good explanation for clipping, how it occurs and when it is likely to happen?

Clipping causes a decrease in measured intensity when it's actually saturating. I haven't found a good source for explaining this, and when it should be looked out for, like under what expected ...
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What are the best manual settings for shooting a full solar eclipse?

The last time I shot a partial eclipse with my Canon T3i camera, and was maxed out at 1/4000 and between 2.8-4 aperture, do I need to go this extreme for a full eclipse? Any other tips for former ...
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How to photograph a total sun eclipse? [duplicate]

in a few hours we have in middel europe an total sun eclipse. And as in the titel you can read I want to know how to photograph the sun eclipse. Please note that I do not have any experience or ...
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How to film a eclipse of the sun with a phone cam?

as you can read in the title I want to make a photo and a video from a solar eclipse. It should be very simple, fast and cheap, cause in 12 hours after I post this is the eclipse. I have only a Galaxy ...