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Posts Made By: Dominic Schepis

June 30, 2017 09:30 AM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Nikon D5000

Posted By Dominic Schepis

Hi Craig,
I think most any camera should be able to capture the eclipse well. There will be a lot of dynamic range during totality with a dark moon shadow and the corona shining around it. I plan to just do a series of bracketed exposures so I can hopefully capture the corona with a good exposure. Also use the raw setting rather than jpeg to prevent compression. I think your lenses may be a bigger question based on how big the sun/moon will appear and whether you are tracking the eclipse or just have your camera on a tripod. There are lots of good references online if you google 'eclipse photography".
I have a modified Canon 600D, but I am not sure if a modified camera is an advantage or disadvantage when it comes to the eclipse. I cannot find much discussion on this.
Good luck,

August 8, 2020 03:19 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Rho Ophiuchus from Down Under

Posted By Dominic Schepis

Very nice shot of this iconic region of the sky.  You did a great job on colors as well.  What F-stop was the 200mm lens you used?  I want to try to capture this from my dark sky site soon.  Thanks for sharing.