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This lunar eclipse is much easier to see then I thought it would be.
Heres a quicl pic, this exaggerates the darkness, but thats how the camera picked it up.


Scope = F5 4" refractor with 300D at prime focus, I cant believe its a clear sky !! :shock:
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Replied by eclipsedan on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

I feel a bit emabrrassed posting this photo. I wasn't set-up at all for the eclipse because it looked like it was going to be cloudy. But it cleared just at 1150 but I stayed to look with the naked eye.

Only later did I think of grabbing a shot. This is handheld :( but not too bad considering.

[img size=320]http://www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/files/1142381331-penumbral eclipse.jpg[/img]
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Replied by eclipsedan on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

Oops

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

here 's another go with better focus and higher camera resolution, this is the setup I'll be using at then eclipse, its not a fantastic scope as its only an acromat, but it does the job good enough for some nice shots.
alot of fine detail is lost in the rescaling of the image in terms of kB size.:?


eclipsedan, thats a grand image, what setup will you be using at the eclispe.
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Replied by Eirikg on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

nice image :)
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Replied by eclipsedan on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

here 's another go with better focus and higher
eclipsedan, thats a grand image, what setup will you be using at the eclispe.


I'll be using a Canon 20D + Skylux Lidl scope. It got me great images at the annular eclipse, and I trust it will do so again.

I'll also have an Olympus OM10 with a 50mm and .15x attachment to give a 7.5mm effective 180* fisheye lens for whole-sky imaging. I could use the 500 f/8 with a 2x extender if I wished but I think I'll try something different with the fisheye instead.

Camcorder.

Normal digi-cam.

10x50 Binos.

Meade ETX-70 for visual.

Eyes.


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Replied by mjs on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

Yet another picture,

At maximum eclipse

Larger version at...
www.kerryastronomyclub.com/graphics/moon/060314_2347a.jpg
Canon 300d at ISO800, 1/125 sec Skylux and x2 barlow.

So unusual to get a clear sky for an event.... Great.

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

the eyes are particularly important :wink:

The clouds just rolled in here, high altitude fuzzies, but then I thought to myself that this is a good opportunity to test vignetting ang field curvature properties using the clouds, this is important for those corona shots,


There is abit in the edges, this could be compensated for using flat frames, just to prove to myself that the vignetting wasnt just natural moon brightness deminishing with distance, I took an image with the moon off center..

From the pictures of the moon with this camera, I'll be using iso 100 and speeds between 0.1 second and 1/640 of a second at the solar eclipse in 2 weeks.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

So unusual to get a clear sky for an event.... Great.

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Considering the drought of lunar eclipses were going to have over the next few years, its especially surprising that its clear tonight :lol:
Nice image btw.
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

Nice work Dave :D

I was completley clouded out! :cry:
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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Lunar eclipseimages

Yeah, I was completely clouded out also. I did get some shots similar to Dave's cloudy ones, but the cloud cover here was a lot heavier, and no detail whatsoever visible.
A pity 'cause it looks better than I expected it to be. The pics all clearly show darkening in the southern limb.
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Nice images there guys, Really stark shadow
Next one up in September 7th !
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