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Solar Eclipse

Today for the first time in 38 years the United States got to view an amazing event, “A Solar Eclipse.” Now to most people, they might just ignore the event because no one really cares about staring at the Sun. But this is a must view and it only comes by every so often.

Meaning the next Solar Eclipse will be April 8, 2024 8 years away


Info: To start taking photos or even video of the sun is tricky and very important. Starting with knowing what types of filters to use plus getting the focal length correct so that your image will be viewable. The photo taken above was shot with a none expensive camera so don’t get discouraged by outrages prices of equipment. 

Filters used above:

  • B+W IR Filter 830
  • B+W IR Filter 695 20x-40x
  • B+W 040 4x E (orange tint filter)
  • Vivitar UV Filter

Now this is a simple set up. Most rigs for this type of photography requires 400mm-1200mm+ focal length scopes/lens and special H-alpha, Mylar, or ND filter to block out the harsh rays of the sun. Find what works for you but be sure you know what you’re doing when it comes to the setup. 

Note: Some filters block out visible light but not harmful Ultra violet light, which can burn an image on your cornea with no pain or feeling at all. Please be careful and enjoy the science of space.

Solar Eclipse Full Collage