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Old Dec 21, 2010, 3:00 AM   #1
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Default Total Lunar Eclipse shots (best I could do with the nifty fifty).

I'm hoping one of you guys got some awesome pictures of this event tonight with a longer lens, but the best I had for such an occasion is the EF 50/1.8 (T2i). I varied the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture quite a bit, and these are the shots that turned out... discernible. I have one of the onset, the total eclipse, and the optimum viewing time per NASA's suggestions.

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Sony a550 75300 iso200 f/8 2 seconds, from raw with a little brightening, contrast, sat and sharpening done.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 7:45 AM   #3
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I'm hoping one of you guys got some awesome pictures of this event tonight with a longer lens, but the best I had for such an occasion is the EF 50/1.8 (T2i). I varied the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture quite a bit, and these are the shots that turned out... discernible. I have one of the onset, the total eclipse, and the optimum viewing time per NASA's suggestions.

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Thanks for looking, and feel free to post your shots of this eclipse if you have some.
are you sure you were focused at infinity? and what's those blue dots?
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Had it set to manual and turned all way out, that's a pretty close crop of the original. The blue dots are stars.
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Had it set to manual and turned all way out, that's a pretty close crop of the original. The blue dots are stars.
some lenses turning it all the way out is past infinity. blue stars? really? orion's belt was to the left and below the moon, did you get that?
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On my nifty fifty the end of travel is indeed past infinity.

I'll see if I can post some of mine, using a 5D and 100-400L. I haven't posted pictures on this site before.
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Thanks for sharing these I tried to get the same with my wifes' point and shoot and they came out about as big as the head of a pin head so I did not post. I waited up all evening and saw the whole thng, asn was so disappointed that I had no camera to capture an event that last happened 372 years ago.....Frank
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No, they're not anything like that infrequent. There was one in 2008, and there'll be another one next year.
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I think he means the lunar eclipse coinciding with the winter solstice.
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Mine look pretty much like Frank's

I broke my tripod a short while ago, and "Santa" won't let me buy a new one until I see what "he" brings me for Christmas But I put together a little rig outside to keep the camera steady. It was mostly cloudy, but we had a few breaks:


moon3 by SteveEJohnson, on Flickr

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