Photography ~ Partial Lunar Eclipse, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 01/31

6:23 – 7:05 am EST {12 pictures}

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Photography ~ Partial Solar Eclipse, Max, @ First Presbyterian Church Fayetteville, North Carolina, 08/21

At 2:45 pm for 2minutes and 30 seconds or so.

With the sun 95% covered, it did not get that dark. These pics show how light it was.

Photography ~ Partial Solar Eclipse, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 08/21

Captured at First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann Street

Photography ~ Planning5–08/21 Solar Eclipse, 08/18

On-Site Validation and the end of my planning for 08/21 photos

This validation was helpful and will save time Monday. I know where I should place equipment to best capture the eclipse on the First Presbyterian Church Grounds.

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It is not where I set up on arrival [above]. The sun’s path is masked more than I thought by the oak tree behind my equipment. Clear sky is necessary for easy tracking and usable pictures–at least I hope so… I relocated here and believe it is best of the options at the church.

Anyway, I will be proximate to my three systems.

IMG_0171The view from this location.

Gear/Kit I plan to use 08/21 for the Partial Solar Eclipse in Fayetteville, North Carolina, 08/17

A precursor of things to come…

Hopefully, I will capture the sun as the moon passes between it and the earth, casting its shadow upon us–a partial eclipse for this town; record a timelapse video, using my iPad, of ground activity at the First Presbyterian Church; and, record a ground-level video, using my Sony HandyCam, of things near my setup.Kit for Eclipse--Night Pics

Event ~ Solar Eclipse–August 21, 2017, more getting ready–decorating is finished, 08/16

Silver Eyes…

I finished the woodwork just over a month ago. Olivia delivered her artwork yesterday. Thank you, Olivia! I put the solar filter in today and snapped these pictures.

They are not your typical cardboard eye protection.

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…