Solar eclipse help...

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Ken G.
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Solar eclipse help...

I just saw an article on the total solar eclipse occurring August 21st here in the US, and wonder if anyone can offer advice about the use of filters to photograph it.

The article says -

"--Safe solar filters for cameras and telescopes are available as either "Full-Aperture" and "Off-Axis" filters. Both of these filters fit over the objective (front end of the telescope) or camera lens."

Is one better than another?  Other options?

I'm finding that areas along the path of the eclipse are seeing huge increases in bookings for lodging, and even remote campgrounds are booked solid...

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