Photography ~ Planning4–08/21 Solar Eclipse, 08/16

Thamks to iOptron Support–Kevin & John, I am now comfortable with tracking at 800mm STILL, spot on 30-minutes later.

Today was to have been onsite test shooting; however, I needed to resolve shooting the sun near the zenith. Thanks to Kevin and an email picture, that is resolved.

I shot a few more foreground pictures with my iPhone. I did not have my DSLR wide angle lens [for RAW photographs] with me. Maybe, I will have afternoon sun again before Monday. Rain is in the forecast. Nonetheless, progress…

Author: jalexartis

Avid cyclist, who loves photography, technology, blogging & cooking...

One thought on “Photography ~ Planning4–08/21 Solar Eclipse, 08/16”

  1. John says:

    Dear James,


    I would suggest reversing the mounting bracket, use the DEC mounting block and get rid of the ball head. You will find much better stability and less torque stress.

    Clear skies,

    John (Tech 1)


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