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06/16/2011 12:25:11 AM · #1
I am so angry with myself, I knew it was happening for the last week, I was even talking with my son about it yesterday, but still managed to forget about it last night. And, to really rub salt in the wound, the forecast was clear around Victoria :-(

Anyway...
Did anyone manage to get up for it?
Any good stories/pictures....post them here!
06/16/2011 06:46:12 AM · #2
Here :p
06/16/2011 06:52:50 AM · #3
There was one?!??!
06/16/2011 06:56:49 AM · #4
Originally posted by vawendy:

There was one?!??!


Yeah but it wasn't visible in our part of the world.
06/16/2011 07:17:31 AM · #5
I did
06/16/2011 07:21:32 AM · #6
Not visible in Western Hemisphere
06/16/2011 07:47:10 AM · #7
Originally posted by supanova:

I am so angry with myself, I knew it was happening for the last week, I was even talking with my son about it yesterday, but still managed to forget about it last night. And, to really rub salt in the wound, the forecast was clear around Victoria :-(


Sorry to hear you missed it Caz. The papers will probably be full of shots tomorrow. Here's a couple I took just after 5:00am.

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Message edited by author 2011-06-16 08:03:26.
06/16/2011 12:11:01 PM · #8
Originally posted by HighNooner:

I did


Here is one when the moon turned really black.

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06/16/2011 12:24:55 PM · #9
Originally posted by HighNooner:

Originally posted by HighNooner:

I did


Here is one when the moon turned really black.

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what a shot!! :O
06/16/2011 01:21:35 PM · #10
Im waiting to see if any turn up in the tripod challenge. Chile's view was supposed to be amazing with the volcano ash turning the moon blood red.
06/16/2011 08:37:40 PM · #11
Wow, great shots by 21.gif highnooner and 21.gif bcenu!
Well done for getting up in time. I look forward to the next one in December, it is around midnight so more chance of seeing it and it is in summer so should be good viewing.
06/16/2011 08:45:33 PM · #12
Re- original post. I always set the alarm in my cell phone for 1/2 hr before any event like that, which is often because I like to see the Space Station as it flies over. It gives me just about enough time to get out to a place where I can shoot some photos.
I managed to get some good shots of the last total eclipse that we had here in Fl a couple of years ago.

06/17/2011 03:42:07 AM · #13
Here it is as it was in Okinawa (it was too cloudy in the rest of Japan).
If your computer doesn't read Japanese script, just click the play button on the video at the right.
12/02/2011 04:58:59 PM · #14
There is a total Lunar Eclipse coming December 10, 2011; folks in the western US will have a bonus in that the Moon will be near setting at the time of totality, and will look "super-sized" by the "Moon Illusion."

If you click on the map linked in the article you will see an animated movie of how the event should look from your location, and even better there are links to free software to create such animations yourself.

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12/10/2011 03:52:57 AM · #15
What is the best setting to use on the camera to get that red effect. I always mess it up somehow when taking moonshots
12/10/2011 06:56:17 AM · #16
Originally posted by heatherd:

What is the best setting to use on the camera to get that red effect. I always mess it up somehow when taking moonshots


The "red effect" is caused by the quality of the atmosphere the sunlight is shafting through, and will vary depending on the viewing point. (That's a very unscientific explanation, and possibly not totally correct.)
12/10/2011 09:27:56 AM · #17
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12/10/2011 10:12:22 AM · #18
I've been looking forward to this one for a few weeks. In our area, the moon was supposed to be fully eclipsed at the time it set, about 7:45 AM. I planned this out, found a good location, woke up, dressed warm (it was about 6 degrees), got in place, and watched the clouds move in. Oh well, I got this shot, but not much more. The eclipse had just begun, you can see a bit of the moon nipped out in the upper left side...
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12/10/2011 10:25:10 AM · #19
It is total outside now and the moon just came up. Clear skies . looks great but the camera is home

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12/10/2011 10:45:47 AM · #20
I got up, went out back, looked at the moon, thought "how pretty!", went back to bed. :-)
12/10/2011 11:21:35 AM · #21
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Pre-eclipse

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12/10/2011 11:42:41 AM · #22
I let 31.gif Isaac "sleep in" just a bit, so it was already pretty crowded, with the shadow covering over half the Moon by the time I got to my favorite vantage point in the Oakland hills. There were several other folks with cameras/tripods up there as well.

There was already haze forming on the horizon, but only some very this wispy clouds up where the Moon was. Glow near the horizon from the city lights of Berkeley, Albany, and Richmond behind the hills.

All of these pictures are just resized and sharpened with IrfanView, except the panorama which was first stitched with AutoStitch, and the shot of the viewing crowd, which I quickly edited with Photoshop to open up the dark foreground.

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One problem with shooting the eclipse is the wildly different exposures needed for the lit and shadowed parts -- HDR would be good, but tricky because the shadowed area needs either a much longer exposure (leading to motion blur) or significant ISO shift.

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I saw this plane heading in the right direction, snd I was hoping it would cross right in front of the Moon, but when I saw it would miss I backed off the zoom a bit and got it in the frame; the other shot is the next one at maximum (436mm) zoom ... the haze and motion blur from the long (5 second) exposure show ... dawn was breaking by the time we left.

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12/10/2011 01:54:12 PM · #23
Lots of experimenting here this morning and a fun exercise. Lucky for me the main attraction was right outside my window, but still a little high in the sky.
I'm still questioning the green reflection(?) that showed up when trying for longer exposures to get moon color. Anybody know why?

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12/10/2011 01:59:28 PM · #24
Originally posted by sfalice:


I'm still questioning the green reflection(?) that showed up when trying for longer exposures to get moon color. Anybody know why?


Hi Alice!
Sure looks like a ghost image to me. Caused either by an internal reflection in the lens, or reflection off of the rear surface of a filter. The two keys are the fact that it's inverted from the "parent" light, which is the brightly lit portion of the moon, and the fact that it appears higher in the frame when the moon is lower (and further right when the moon is further left).

ETA: No joy here... nice clear, cold morning, but of course moonset was too early, the eclipse occurred well after the moonset here.

Message edited by author 2011-12-10 14:00:47.
12/10/2011 02:04:41 PM · #25
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Something in the sensor or settings ... mine gets a blue cast ...


That blue cast is probably real... check out this page. Paragraphs 6 and 7.
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