Hunt's Photo & Video | The Great American Eclipse | August 21, 2017
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Great American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse)

Aug 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017 an event will happen in the United States that is very rare and exciting. For the first time since 1979, a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in all of the contiguous 48 states! (except Alaska & Hawaii). A slim path from Oregon to South Carolina will see the eclipse in totality and a little wider path will see more than 90% of the sun covered by the moon. The entire country will see up to 90% of the sun covered.

The Great American Eclipse is an excellent opportunity to photograph a very unusual event, but you'll need the right tools to photograph it successfully and safely. First and foremost is a Solar Eclipse Filter.

Caution: When shooting the Sun, never look into the optical finder and do not expose the lens to the Sun without attaching the filter.

If you want to watch the Eclipse as well, you'll need special safety glasses. We recommend the Celestron EclipSmart 2x Power Viewers Solar Observing Kit, or the EclipSmart 10x25 Solar Binoculars. EclipSmart Solar Shades (paper viewing glasses) are available in lots of 50 for $147.50 (that breaks down to $2.95 each). If you belong to a camera club or other group, it is a good way to make a bulk purchase so everyone can enjoy watching the Eclipse! We also have the EclipSmart Deluxe Solar Observing & Imaging Kit.

The final item is a tripod to make sure your camera doesn't move during exposure.

Enjoy the Great American Eclipse safely, The next Total Solar Eclipse visible in the contiguous 48 states won't be until 2024, and that one will only be seen in 13 states!

Write-up by Alan Samiljan, sales consultant at Hunt's Photo & Video. He has been in the photo retail industry for over 42 years. Feel free to contact Alan or any of our knowledgable Sales Staff with any questions.


"Enjoy the Great American Eclipse Safely"

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