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  • Lunar Eclipse 21st February

    http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html

    Now we just have to hope for clear skies. I'm in London, so the atmosphere is usually no help.

    Andrew

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

    Nice info there Andrew, thanks for posting this I might even have a look myself Cheers.
    John

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    • #3
      Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

      Always tend to miss this stuff because of cloudy skies, failing that it is the light pollution!

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        Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

        silly question time - I know you can't look at the eclipse as it will blind you, well from my understanding anyways however can you look at the eclipse through a lens? Will it cause any lens damage?

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          Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

          Originally posted by Garrie View Post
          silly question time - I know you can't look at the eclipse as it will blind you, well from my understanding anyways however can you look at the eclipse through a lens? Will it cause any lens damage?
          You're mixing up a solar eclipse with a lunar eclipse

          Looking at the moon whether full,new or in shadow of the earth is fine.

          Looking at a Solar eclipse can be very dangerous and you need to take a lot of precautions. However it won't damage your lenses (think about the number of pictures with a full sun on them)

          Whether running a camera in liveview trained on the sun for a long time would damage the sensor I don't know and maybe others could comment

          I've attached a picture made up from some of my E500 shots last time we had an eclipse in Wales - not too good as I only had the 150 at the time, but now I have the 70-300 and EC-14

          Regards
          Andy
          Attached Files
          My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
          4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
          m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
          FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
          The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

          My places
          http://www.shenstone.me.uk
          http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
          https://vimeo.com/shenstone
          http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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            Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

            Cheers Andy, told you it was a silly question, lol how thick am I

            Liking your pic, I've only got a 150 however I'm looking forward to seeing your pics with the 300 and EC14, those will be monsters

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            • #7
              Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

              Hi Folk

              Some details from the Royal Observatory

              This means that for most of us we need to think about being up late on the Night of the 20th. Just wanted to post that people didn't miss it by thinking it was the night at the end of the 21st instead of the start of it

              Regards
              Andy
              My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
              4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
              m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
              FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
              The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

              My places
              http://www.shenstone.me.uk
              http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
              https://vimeo.com/shenstone
              http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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                Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                Thanks for the heads-up on the eclipse - I haven't photographed one of these digitally yet, although I did do one years ago with a film camera. I remember being surprised how fast the moon moved - quickly enough to blur the images in the long exposures I was doing, as I found out when I got the film back!

                Forecast for early next week is good ATM, so let's hope for clear skies!
                Hugh of Bardfield
                Essex, UK
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/hughofbardfield/
                http://hughweller-lewisphotography.blogspot.com/

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                  Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                  I have just purchased a Celestron 60 SLT telescope (beginners model) and various accessories. I intend to attach one of my e510's to the telescope. I also have the 70-300 and the EC20 to go on the other E510.

                  Here is a shot of the moon that I took several nights ago.



                  I have not processed the image, other than cropping.

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                    Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                    Originally posted by HughofBardfield View Post
                    Thanks for the heads-up on the eclipse - I haven't photographed one of these digitally yet, although I did do one years ago with a film camera. I remember being surprised how fast the moon moved - quickly enough to blur the images in the long exposures I was doing, as I found out when I got the film back!

                    Forecast for early next week is good ATM, so let's hope for clear skies!

                    Hi Hugh

                    THis should not be an issue - the trick that many people forget (and I've learned the hard way back in film days when I used to run my Pentax with a 500 mirror or through my birdwatching telescope [hmm must see if I can get an adaptor]) is that you are not exposing for that mass of black you see around the moon - let it be. You are exposing for the bright white blob in the middle.

                    Also depth of field should not be a massive issue so you don't need to stop down much at all, just enough to move into th eoptimal range for the lens you are using e.g. I'm going to be using the 70-300 @ 300 some I'll move it up to about f11 max

                    Then pick a not too high ISO - I'll tend to about 200-400 myself and will probably end up somewhere in the 1/125 to 1/10 range as I mess around with various settings. Long enough to need a tripod definitely, but you shouldn't need to worry about the moon moving too much.

                    There are some great websites that give a lot more detail on how to do it a lot better than I probably will - Hmm living in Wales the biggest liklihood is that we'll be under about 2 layers of cloud and it will be raining from both !!

                    Regards
                    Andy
                    My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
                    4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                    m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
                    FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
                    The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

                    My places
                    http://www.shenstone.me.uk
                    http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
                    https://vimeo.com/shenstone
                    http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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                      Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                      I have just taken a quick shot of the moon with my E510 and the Celestron 60 SLT telescope.



                      I did try to use the EC-20, but it made the image too dark. It would have been a good image as the whole image filled the frame.

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                        Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                        Originally posted by j.baker View Post
                        I have just taken a quick shot of the moon with my E510 and the Celestron 60 SLT telescope.



                        I did try to use the EC-20, but it made the image too dark. It would have been a good image as the whole image filled the frame.
                        You've definitley inspired me to hun down an adaptor for mine ... Excellent !

                        Regards
                        Andy
                        My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
                        4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                        m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
                        FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
                        The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

                        My places
                        http://www.shenstone.me.uk
                        http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
                        https://vimeo.com/shenstone
                        http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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                          Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                          Not that I know anything about telescopes (or photography ), but what telescope do you have?

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                            Re: Lunar Eclipse 21st February

                            Jim -

                            For a quick shot I bet your more than pleased with the result.

                            Regards. Barr1e
                            Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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