Celestial Events

A celestial event is a predicted phenomenon that happens in the sky involving objects in space, such as stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and moons. Some examples of these types of events include eclipses, meteor showers, and conjunctions. 

Lunar Eclipse

Many of these events can be observed with the naked eye and binoculars or photographed with a telescope. Some of the most noteworthy celestial events we have covered include photographing a comet, and a total lunar eclipse.

For many amateur astronomy enthusiasts, the ultimate celestial event actually takes place in the daytime, which is a total solar eclipse.

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Photographing a solar eclipse can be a life-changing, yet challenging experience. This video (recommended to me by Fred Espenack) describes the incredible experience of a total solar eclipse.  You may only get a few chances in your lifetime to view or photograph this celestial event, so you want to make sure you have everything you…