You can watch the Great American Eclipse in 4K on Astronomy.com

On August 21, chances are that if you’re able to get yourself into the path of totality on the continental U.S., you will. But what if you can’t travel into totality, or what if it’s cloudy at your location? That’s where livestreaming comes in: Astronomy.com will offer a livestream of the 2017 Great American Eclipse.

Our high-resolution 4K livestream will be provided by David Brewer, a current member of both the Denver Astronomical Society and the Southern Cross Astronomical Society. He is also the past vice president of the Central Florida Astronomical Society. Brewer has been video recording and photographing the night sky for 35 years, and now he’s excited to bring the eclipse in HD to Astronomy.com visitors.

During the eclipse, Brewer will stream the view from Denver, Colorado. Although Colorado will not experience the total eclipse, the Sun will undergo a 92 percent partial eclipse at maximum coverage in Denver. Brewer will livestream the event using his Celestron EdgeHD 800 telescope and Sony A7RII mirrorless camera. You can tune in at any time to check the progression of Moon as it passes in front of the Sun from start to finish.  

A long history

Brewer has been video recording the night sky since 1985, improving his techniques and obtaining new equipment as advancements are made. But several years ago, he hit a snag – his observatory was broken into and his telescopes and camera equipment stolen. It was disheartening and devastating, putting his passion for pursuing amateur astronomy and astrophotography on hold.

But three years ago, Brewer purchased a Sony A7RII camera, and soon found himself wanting to image the sky once more. He now owns a Celestron EdgeHD 1100 telescope in addition to his EdgeHD 800 and streams the night sky regularly in HD for people not only across the United States, but around the world to see.

As the eclipse approached, he realized he wanted to stream this breathtaking event in 4K. And after several tests to determine…

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