Amazing Sky Photography

EclipseEbookCoverJust in time for the American eclipse of August 21, Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Alan Dyer announces How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse. This ebook ($9.99) contains 295 pages of detailed information specifically about framing and capturing the 2017 total solar eclipse. Dyer covers all the techniques and options, from grabbing simple shots and videos with cell phones to planning complex time-lapses and composites. The publication also provides detailed advice on choosing cameras, lenses, and tripods, and on using telescope mounts to track the Sun. Focal lengths, exposures, ISO settings, focusing — it's all covered in 12 chapters, including software tutorials on processing your results. Available both as a PDF file and as a multi-touch, interactive iBook for MacOS- and iOS-compatible devices from the Apple iBooks Store.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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October 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm

If you need a complete guide on how to photograph the next eclipse buy this book, I used Mr. Dyer recommendations to great success photographing the 2017 eclipse from Garden Valley, ID. Easy to read with clear instructions for equipment and camera settings.

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