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Eclipsed moon

Charles Kosina

Mt Evelyn, Australia

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109 Views and 10 Favorites as at 1 January, 2012

The total lunar eclipse of 16 June, 2011 presented some challenges. Not the least of which was getting up at 5.15 am and driving down to Lilydale lake which had a good view of the western sky. Plus the fact that the temperature was only 2C! Of the many photos taken, only a couple are of acceptable quality. I would be most interested to see examples from those who took the moon image through a decent size telescope. But for what it’s worth, at least this photo shows the red colour during this very long eclipse. It is straight out of camera with no adjustments apart from cropping.

A high ISO was needed to cut down exposure time. Even with 2 seconds, the earth’s rotation is such that the apparent position of the moon shifts by about 0.008 degrees, which represents about 1/60 of the moon’s diameter. This will cause some blurring of the image.

Canon EOS 550D, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 2 sec. 250 mm (400 mm equiv in 35mm terms)

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