DSLRs and Digital Eclipse Photography
Taking an excellent set of pictures of a total solar eclipse is surely the ambition of many eclipse chasers and amateur astronomers. But how often do the results that you dreamed of obtaining actually materialise? To be honest, this rarely happens without almost obsessive pre-planning, although any decent picture is still a great souvenir of the trip. Total solar eclipses are unique in amateur astronomy: they take place in minutes and you do not get a second chance (until the next trip, which may be years away). In addition, you are usually far from home with, unless you are really dedicated, a distinctly portable set of equipment.