100 Days Until Totality! 51 Days Left – Photography Part 2: Technical Information

Credit: Mr. Eclipse http://mreclipse.com/SEphoto/SEphoto.html

Photographing an eclipse can be a tricky task. The brightness of the event requires careful choice of exposure times and a special solar filter to protect your camera from damage. If you are lucky enough to be experiencing totality you will be able to capture a picture of the Sun’s corona. The corona is very dim and will not be seen with the solar filter on, so make sure to take it off once totality begins. To the right is a table of suggested exposure times from retired astrophysicist Fred Espenak otherwise known as “Mr. Eclipse”.

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