For those who missed it, or nearly missed it like I did there was a partial eclipse of the sun today! Several of the our club members prepared with various set-ups and captured a few images to enjoy.
If you’d like to know more about photographing the stars, why not read these article from one of our newer members;
Astrology, Eclipses and Photography – Hitchin Camera Club
Our set-up and photos….
Jo was first of the mark with her pin hole viewer;
Tony took a lot more sophisticated approach, and gave everyone some helpful hints on the What’s App.
Finally I posted a couple of images taken using a different technique. I used a small mirror to reflect an image onto a piece of card about 20M away. On the What’s App you’ll see I took 2 shots, and you’ll see the difference in sharpness due to making the mirror effectively smaller by using masking tape (just like stopping down a lens).