Total Lunar Eclipse 'blood moon' Apr 15, 2014

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  1. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Same here.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    haha^ cool
     
  4. Andrew LB

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    I took a few photos last night. Used my old Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR with a 75-300mm lens mounted to a heavy duty tripod and a remote shutter release.

    This was about a 20 second exposure. You can see how much the earth turned while taking the photo by that bright blue star which i believe is Spica. The photo turned out pretty good considering I live about a half mile from the ocean and there's always a ton of moisture in the air.

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    very nice, I remember that evening the moon was really close to earth, was massive in the sky.

    @phaze, nice .gif!
    many folks mod their dslr cameras for night shots, I used to be into it and ancient astrology books, like the constellation-mythology-theology connection.
    in Scotland we get Taurus every night and the hunter and many others.
    not the Southern Cross though. :(
     
  6. adabiviak

    adabiviak Master Guru

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    Yeah what f-stop and shutter speed are you using to get a still image of the moon? I couldn't find a good balance where the exposure was good that didn't show the moon smeared across the sky a little.
     
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    at the time ( a few years back) I had canon 1000d and I owned a couple nice canon lenses a wide view and a zoom.
    anyways for the blood moon you had to give it extra exposure or something to pick up the color I can't remember all the terms now, here's a shot out my front door with tripod soon after i first got cam :)


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    I have some EXCELLENT moon pictures taken a while ago using a professional Nikon D700 DSLR full frame camera and using a 300mm f2.8 lens, I got some brilliant pictures of the moon.

    The trick is taking multiple photos using different shutter speeds, manually of course. Think of it as an experiment. You will get some excellent and sharp shots but you must use a sturdy tripod and set the camera timer to 30 seconds or more in order to gather light and give you a sharp photo.

    Over the weekend I'll post the moon pictures I took, all untouched, nothing edited. What you see is what I took straight from the camera.
     
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    I've read about those mods as well. people are quite innovative. my camera is only running modded firmware. no physical tweaks.


    I just realized that i misspoke regarding exposure length.

    My settings are:

    Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
    Lens: Canon 75-300mm
    Focal Length: 300mm
    Exposure: 4.0 sec; f/5.6; ISO 100
    Normal Program; Partial Metering
    Flash: Did not fire
    Resolution: Raw+L

    I used a heavy duty tripod and remote shutter release as to not disturb the camera.
     
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    I unfortunately only heard about the red moon like 14 hrs after it happened :( Oh well, in a few years I'll hopefully hear about it ahead of time.
     

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    As promised, here is my moon pic, taken with a D90, 300mm f2.8 lens, tripod and timer set to 30 seconds and longer to gather light.

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    nice~ totally missed that.
     

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