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Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography

21 Apr 2017, 14:02 UTC
Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography
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As August 21st's awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it's a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle — even with your smartphone — from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse," during S&T's live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.
Fred Espenak, who recently retired from NASA, has made a long career of chasing — and recording — total solar eclipses.
Excitement is building for August 21st's total eclipse of the Sun. But if you plan to photograph this celestial spectacle, don't wait until the last minute to figure out what to do. The time to start planning is now!
Capturing the eclipse can be tricky because you'll be working with a photographic subject that's likely unfamiliar to you (whether the Sun's disk itself or the fleeting appearance of its corona). And while the partial phases will last for hours, totality itself will come and go in less than 3 minutes.
Fortunately, you can get a crash course in basic eclipse photography during Sky & Telescope's upcoming live webinar with my longtime friend and colleague Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse." He'll offer some time-tested advice along with little-known tricks that will help you capture the beauty and ...

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