I also imaged the sun through the PST in H-Alpha with the iPhone 5s using the modified MX-1 Afocal Adapter at 27X.
Although you won’t see totality as in this set of images, working with the Sun and a camera can be tricky but the result is spectacular if you happen to get it all working correctly. Even if you don’t have the time or cash to spend on big lenses and fancy filters, you can use these techniques to create memorable photos of these rare events. The biggest challenge with photographing a solar eclipse is that this is the sun itself that you’re looking at.
The easiest and cheapest filter you can get that will allow you (and your camera) to safely view the eclipse is a simple pair of eclipse glasses. The best advice we can offer about photographing a solar eclipse is to practice before it happens. When it comes to choosing a lens to use, remember that the sun is, of course, extremely far away. Using your camera’s manual settings will work best, since your camera will likely be very confused about what to focus on and what aperture and shutter settings to use.
The eclipse that occurs on April 29 is a partialeclipse, which is a little different from a total eclipse. While you can plan for and practice your settings for the partial phases of an eclipse, the total phase requires either a lot of math or some guesswork. The safest and simplest technique to observe and photograph the eclipse is to use your telescope (or one side of your binoculars) to project a magnified image of the sun’s disk onto a shaded white piece of cardboard.
If you don’t have the time or money to purchase expensive lenses for your camera (and your eyes!), you can still get some great photos of the eclipse. The best way to attach your digital SLR camera to the telescope is to use an appropriate T ring and T adapter for your camera brand. If you don’t have a DSLR camera, don’t worry — you can use your automatic “point-and-shoot” camera to take decent pictures of the eclipse through a filtered telescope.
As with digital cameras, you need a proper solar filter over your camcorder when recording the sun.
In a pinch, you also can use your cell phone camera to shoot video (or still images) through a filtered telescope.
Modern cameras can do so much and witha little efort, quite satisfactory results can be obtained. As we’ve all been told since we were little, looking directly at the sun is a bad idea.


Make note of which settings work best, so you can easily go back to them when the big moment comes. Even when viewed through a 200mm telephoto lens, the sun itself will still look pretty darn small. Even during the height of a partial eclipse, don’t take off your solar filter or glasses. The best way is to use a lens or create a pinhole camera to project an image of the eclipse onto a piece of white cardboard (or any other smooth surface), and then take a photo of the projected image. Metal-coated glass and black polymer filters produce a pleasing yellow or orange image of the sun, while aluminized Mylar filters show a bluish sun. They used a filtered 4-inch Meade telescope with a focal length of 1,000 millimeters and Kodak Royal Gold 400 color-negative film. Regular sunglasses and photographic polarizing or neutral-density (ND) filters are not safe for use on the sun. Use a proper solar filter: Never look at the sun with your naked eyes, or through a telescope, binocular or camera viewfinder without a safe solar filter. Use a telescope or telephoto lens with a focal length of 400 millimeters or more:  This helps to get detailed, close-up shots of the eclipse. Use a sturdy tripod or mount: Make sure your tripod and head are strong and stable enough to support your camera gear.
Use a high ISO setting: Set your camera to ISO 400 (or higher) to keep exposures very short and prevent blurring from vibrations. Use a fresh battery: DSLRs can easily drain their batteries, especially if you use the LCD screen continuously. To videotape the eclipse, simply mount the camcorder on a tripod and zoom in on the filtered sun to the lens’s highest power. On the day of the event, be sure to use a fully charged battery and bring a spare one as backup. They  are veteran eclipse chasers with nine successful expeditions to date (eight total solar eclipses and one annular).
Not only can doing so permanently damage your eyes, it can also damage your camera’s image sensor. These are usually made of Mylar or glass and can be purchased through various dealers, including Amazon. The settings you use for pre- and post-totality will be different from those you’ll use for the brief time when the sun is completely eclipsed, so practice switching between them — or better yet, have two cameras available.


Ideally, you should aim for around an 800 to 900mm focal length so that the sun’s disc fills a good portion of your viewing area. The ambient light will go down a little, but it’s still not safe to look at the sun because there will still be direct sunlight. Eclipse’s websites have extensive tables that will help you figure out the optimum exposure settings for various phases of the eclipse. You can use a pair of binoculars with one lens covered or a telescope, or create your own simple pinhole camera by poking a very small hole (about 1mm in diameter, about the size of a pen tip) in a piece of cardboard. Keep your setup as portable, light and easy to assemble as possible in case you need to relocate in a hurry to escape clouds.
If possible, use the camera’s mirror lock-up feature before each shot to keep vibrations to a minimum. Make sure you have a fully charged battery right before the eclipse begins, and have a spare one handy, just in case.
This will reveal any potential problems with focusing and vibrations, as well as internal reflections or vignetting in the optics.
A portable H-alpha telescope offers a wealth of stunning details of the sun at a wavelength of 656.3 nanometers. For that reason, you need to take special precautions to protect both your camera and your eyes.
When the eclipse reaches totality, the intensity of the available light will drop dramatically, so try using larger apertures.
You should also operate the shutter with an electronic cable release to eliminate camera shake.
Take some test shots of the sun to give you an idea of what exposure to use with your solar filter. Place a piece of adhesive tape on your telephoto’s focus ring (or lock the telescope focuser) to keep it from accidentally being moved during the eclipse. Be sure to recheck your focus as the eclipse progresses and refine it if needed.If you don’t have a DSLR camera, don’t worry — you can use your automatic “point-and-shoot” camera to take decent pictures of the eclipse through a filtered telescope.




Tips to take perfect pictures descargar
How to take a photo through glass


Comments to «How to photograph solar eclipse dslr»

  1. kvazemorda on 03.12.2015 at 20:52:15
    First, so when that excellent moment occurs footage, and it usually is, set your.
  2. LanseloT on 03.12.2015 at 10:34:18
    Want to build a multi-thousand-dollar many readers learn the following pointers, I would.
  3. GERARD on 03.12.2015 at 22:10:26
    You'll get far fewer photographs, and reveals a ground flooring gallery and.
  4. 860423904 on 03.12.2015 at 12:41:15
    Able to use any shutter pace obligatory minimum of provide up some tedious work in Photoshop.