A&P photographing the solar eclipse friday morning

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    a partial solar eclipse is going to be visible from eastern north america friday morning.

    anyone know if I can just shoot it, or do i need a special filter or something, I don't want to fuck up my camera...
     
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    i've been reading that site and others, i just haven't seen anything on whether or not a special filter is necessary. i have a glass UV filter and a CPL...
     
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    Yeah not sure :dunno:
     
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    make sure you're playing "total eclipse of the heart" while you're taking those pics. :o
     
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    this may be helpful for anyone else planning to try it:

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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    what time is it going to occur?
     
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    id probably wear sunglasses while looking through the viewfinder, shit will burn your eyes
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    around 6 something am EST, I guess. too early for me :o
     
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    I went ahead and skipped it, I was unable to find whether or not a certain filter was needed, and I didn't want to burn my sensor, plus getting up at 6am is ftl.

    Next time :o
     

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