I'm not sure this is the best place for this, but here goes...
I'm planning a trip to the 2017 Solar Eclipse centerline (300mi. south of home) I want to watch the eclipse without worrying about a lot of equipment, but would like to image the phases of the eclipse and possibly use a scripted shoot during totality. I'm trying to pull together what I'd absolutely need to pull this off.
What I have is an old C90 which I'd like to couple with a Canon Rebel T3 for some prime focus use.
The scope/lens only has the standard photo tripod mount hardware. My guess is I'll need to put it on a EQ mount of some sort that has a solar rate tracking option. I've done no telescope modding, so I'm not really familiar with any way to modify the mounting hardware to put it on a tracking type mount of any kind. I have found a great looking program called Eclipse Orchestrator for the shooting script which I plan to run on a laptop hooked up to the camera.
So unless I'm missing something, my biggest need is a sure way to couple the scope and camera and a really portable tracking mount. (Actually I have an old Meade tripod/wedge and the old LX5 drive system, but don't have the hand controller to select the solar tracking rate + it's damn heavy for what I want to do....
So if anyone has any ideas, or needs to tell me I'm crazy, I'm all ears.
I thought about posting this in the Solar viewing and imaging forum, but it seems pretty specialized stuff dealing with Ha filters and PST's way beyond what I'm trying to do.