Eclipse chasers often use software driven camera controllers with a laptop to maximize their photography & viewing experience during totality.  Cameras supported are almost exclusively Nikon & Canon models.

 

There are camera tethering options for many model cameras that lack the ability to script a series of preplanned exposure settings but provide some level of automation.  There are also a few cell phone/tablet options with different features depending on camera model & software.   Magic Lantern for Canon may be the most capable of these.

 

Here’s a listing of the eclipse specific software that Google turns up>  I’ve no experience with any of these but have read a few accounts of software freezes during an eclipse.  Best to have a plan B.

 

Gphoto2 for linux.
http://gphoto.org/

 

ImagesPlus Camera Control (Windows, reports from users say it will do the job):
https://www.mlunsold.com/ILCameraControl.html

 

digiCamControl (free, open source, windows vista, 7, 8)
http://digicamcontrol.com/

 

SET’n’C: Solar Eclipse Timer and Camera controller
http://robertnufer.ch/06_computing/setnc/SETnC_page.htm

 

Backyard EOS and Backyard Nikon  https://www.otelescope.com/index.php?/home/

 

ControlMyCanon  http://www.controlmycanon.com/

 

SmartShooter  https://kuvacode.com/

 

Solar Eclipse Maestro for MacOS X
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/Solar_Eclipse_Maestro_Photography_Software.html
Reportedly out of date.

 

Eclipse Orchestrator (does not appear to be current, pro version not available)
http://www.moonglowtechnologies.com/products/EclipseOrchestrator/index.shtml

 

EclipseDroid  http://www.strickling.net/eclipsedroid.htm

DSLRcontroller (Android) (Does not appear to have scripting at the level needed)
https://dslrcontroller.com/

 

Be sure to closely exam these products and test several times before eclipse day.

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