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Invicta 20th January 2019 03:09 PM

total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Time to get up early for this photo opportunity a super blood moon eclipse. Lunar eclipse totality at 04:41.

Info on the BBC at:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46908305

Hope the sky is clear for you.

Phill D 20th January 2019 09:09 PM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Doubt I'll manage to stay awake for the red bit so here's the best I could get hand held with the 40-150 + 1.4tc a short while ago. One shot with heavy crop.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P1200570-2.jpg

MJ224 20th January 2019 09:11 PM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Nice photo Phill. Give me your phone number and I will ring you at about 4:30 am tomorrow......*chr

If its not cloudy that is......:confused:

Phill D 20th January 2019 09:17 PM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Not likely!!!!! :eek:

wornish 20th January 2019 10:23 PM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
If someone could guarantee no clouds I might (well maybe might) just get up.
But, on thinking about it I will pass, beds too comfy and warm.

Ulfric M Douglas 20th January 2019 11:30 PM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Invicta (Post 468892)
Time to get up early for this photo opportunity a super blood moon eclipse. Lunar eclipse totality at 04:41.

Hope the sky is clear for you.

Moon looks normal right now, no super bloody nothink yet ...

Phill D 21st January 2019 06:45 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Just clouds for me! :(

MJ224 21st January 2019 07:08 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/...7c643e48_b.jpg
Blood Moon
by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/...668bf624_b.jpg

Blood Moon 2
by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Alas the first a little disappointing. Focus so hard to get. A 1 second exposure was too much, so not very sharp at all. Never mind, another 10 years to wait for the next one...

2nd image processed with Faststone. Looks a little cleaner...……...*chr

wornish 21st January 2019 07:11 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Wow, excellent shot very well done.
I have only just got up being a lazy sod.

Phill D 21st January 2019 08:22 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Magnificent Mark some of the nicest I've seen so far. Really envious, clouds never cleared here :(

Invicta 21st January 2019 08:31 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Impressive photos of the blood moon Mark, what ISO were you using? Good control of the noise.

Ricoh 21st January 2019 09:06 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 468954)

Alas the first a little disappointing. Focus so hard to get. A 1 second exposure was too much, so not very sharp at all. Never mind, another 10 years to wait for the next one...

2nd image processed with Faststone. Looks a little cleaner......*chr

Just set the lens to infinity - or won't your AF lens allow this?

MJ224 21st January 2019 09:25 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Invicta (Post 468960)
Impressive photos of the blood moon Mark, what ISO were you using? Good control of the noise.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ricoh (Post 468966)
Just set the lens to infinity - or won't your AF lens allow this?

Thanks both. ISO3200 on these. As the moon was quite dark, usual moon settings were no good. Even at ISO3200, shutter speed was 1", which does not freeze the moon with the Pany 100-400mm lens (at 400mm) You can see a slight star trail on the neighbouring stars.

Again as the moon was dark, focus is difficult. These lenses don't have any markings on them Steve, so not obvious infinity. Auto Focus is difficult and manual is as well as detail is very dull. I used a star to focus on in manual in the end.

BTW, my photo was on the Weather report on BBC1 at 08:20. Best moon photo I saw was from a fellow photographer from Llandudno....*chr

wornish 21st January 2019 09:39 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ricoh (Post 468966)
Just set the lens to infinity - or won't your AF lens allow this?

The infinity setting on lenses is only approx so not good enough for lunar shots.
Most lenses allow you to even go past the infinity symbol on the dial.

Ricoh 21st January 2019 10:15 AM

Re: total lunar eclipse on Sunday / Monday morning
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wornish (Post 468971)
The infinity setting on lenses is only approx so not good enough for lunar shots.
Most lenses allow you to even go past the infinity symbol on the dial.

The benefit of fully manual lenses. I have many and have not encountered beyond optical infinity.

AF use control systems with some form of actuation system, eg electric motor, and control systems need to overshoot to some extent to achieve fast response. Hence the beyond infinity effect.


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