Safety tips and accessories to take the best solar eclipse photos

Noted Seattle photographer Tim Durkan shared how to safely take photos of the upcoming eclipse.

We're less than a week away from the big solar eclipse, and many people are wondering how to safely photograph this rare event.

Renowned Seattle photographer Tim Durkan shared tips and accessories to safely take memorable photos of the eclipse.

Connect with Tim on Facebook and Twitter: @TimDurkan

During the interview, Margaret and Tim discussed eye protection and mentioned recent recalls of eclipse glasses. NASA provided the following list of approved manufacturers and vendors:

  • American Paper Optics (Eclipser) / EclipseGlasses.com / 3dglassesonline.com
  • APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)*
  • Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film)* [see note]
  • Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)
  • DayStar (Solar Glasses)
  • Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)
  • Halo Solar Eclipse Spectacles
  • Lunt Solar Systems (SUNsafe SUNglasses) [see their unique kid-size eclipse glasses]
  • Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)
  • Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)
  • Seymour Solar (Helios Glasses)
  • Solar Eclipse International / Cangnan County Qiwei Craft Co.* (plastic glasses only)
  • Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)
  • TSE 17 / 110th.de (Solar Filter Foil)*

Note: Baader Planetarium's AstroSolar Safety Film and AstroSolar Photo Film, sold in the U.S. by Alpine Astronomical and Astro-Physics (see below), are not certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard and are not designed to work as eclipse shades or handheld solar filters. Baader's AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film, on the other hand, does meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standard for filters for eyes-only direct viewing of the Sun.

 

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