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cliff 16th July 2019 04:17 PM

Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Partial lunar eclipse tonight on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launch, wheather looking good tonight for a change.

Hope the link works?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-48999117

*chr

CJJE 16th July 2019 09:10 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
It'll be very low down in the southern sky in the UK. At present, I've got low cloud and houses blocking any view of it :(

Hope you have better luck!

Chris

BDennis 16th July 2019 10:27 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Having a go. Warm night, so lots of heat shimmer making it hard to get critical focus. Full moon never shows great detail, even eclipsed.

300mm F4 with MC-14. A bit of processing and cropping in C1Pro.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...38e1f95b_b.jpg

cliff 16th July 2019 10:36 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Thanks Chris, I've put a fuzzy image in the gallery, shot between the obstructions, it was quite an impressive sight!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OIP00005.jpg

blu-by-u 17th July 2019 02:05 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
I buggered all mine. Forgot I set that LCD automatic brightness to ON. So all shots taken this morning are severely underexposed. *cry

blu-by-u 17th July 2019 04:44 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
My take of the moon as at this morning. EM1ii with 50-500

All images are stack and cropped.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1916b4ef_c.jpg
04:13:03

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ec387436_c.jpg
04:32:01

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...65e7e801_c.jpg
04:39:04

Phill D 17th July 2019 08:37 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Here's one I got with the 40-150 plus MC-20. Cropped quite a lot so not quite the resolution you guys got but not bad I thought for hand held and not stacked. Must have a go at that stacking one day. Oh yes and I did notice it was only 1/10s shutter speed too so looks like the IS saved me.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P7160265.jpg

Ian 17th July 2019 09:43 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
At 10:35 I suddenly remembered; dashed out into the garden - couldn't see the moon (quite low so obscured my neighbour's house and our huge weeping willow tree depending on where you stand).

I could see the moon from upstairs but only through the top pane of the back bedroom window. It opens but the angle meant it was very difficult to view through a lens. After much faffing around it was about 10:45 and the spectacle was over. I took a few miserable hand held shots (ZD300 +EC-20) but they were not worth showing. To be honest there was some haze in the sky anyway.

Frustrating! :D

Ian

MJ224 17th July 2019 04:06 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0055e60d0e.jpg

Lunar Eclipse


by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Don't laugh... Taken from the back of a car doing 70mph, through the glass with my 40mm lens...heavily cropped....but got it,

en France.....*chr*chr

Ian 17th July 2019 04:15 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 485703)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0055e60d0e.jpg

Lunar Eclipse


by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Don't laugh... Taken from the back of a car doing 70mph, through the glass with my 40mm lens...heavily cropped....but got it,

en France.....*chr*chr

At least one hand on the steering wheel I hope - or have you got a Tesla now?:D:eek::rolleyes:

Ian

Otto 17th July 2019 04:25 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
1 Attachment(s)
Good one Mark!

Here's my attempt, a one second exposure with my E-M1 plus 12-60 in one hand and my cat in the other; he'd followed me a quarter mile down the road and I caught him as I didn't want him running off any further! Then he wriggled free and away into a field and it took me a good ten minutes to catch him and take him home, silly beast. I don't know which of us is dafter sometimes :rolleyes:.

I think the E-M1's IBIS did pretty well in the circumstances to produce a reasonably sharp result. The lens was at 60mm and wide open, ISO1600 and tweaked a bit in DxO Photolab to reduce the highlight brightness a bit.

MJ224 17th July 2019 04:25 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Missus driving, I had my eyes closed most of the way (her Merc!!)

peak4 17th July 2019 05:52 PM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Unfortunately evening meal was served from 10.15-11pm, so I missed most of it.
I did manage to get the tripod out and get one shot in before it immediately clouded over until the eclipse ended. :(

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f291bbed_b.jpgPartial Lunar Eclipse by bill williams, on Flickr

blu-by-u 18th July 2019 01:49 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peak4 (Post 485714)
Unfortunately evening meal was served from 10.15-11pm, so I missed most of it.
I did manage to get the tripod out and get one shot in before it immediately clouded over until the eclipse ended. :(

How did you manage to get the sky in that sort of glow:confused: I have tried metering the sky and I can never get it right.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phill D (Post 485660)
Here's one I got with the 40-150 plus MC-20. Cropped quite a lot so not quite the resolution you guys got but not bad I thought for hand held and not stacked. Must have a go at that stacking one day. Oh yes and I did notice it was only 1/10s shutter speed too so looks like the IS saved me.

and Phill D, 1/10s!!! WOW

peak4 18th July 2019 09:02 AM

Re: Partial lunar eclipse...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blu-by-u (Post 485732)
How did you manage to get the sky in that sort of glow:confused: I have tried metering the sky and I can never get it right.

By fluke of course. ;)

New camera body with no chance to get it set up properly for this particular job.
It actually came out a bit underexposed; I was using centre weighted metering and single point autofocus (Large)
I brightened slightly in DxO until it looked about right, though a bit noisy now

E-M1 Mk2 300mm-F4 @F6.3 200-ISO 1/2s

The camera was set up with an MC-20 on it, but obviously too long, so I took it off and tried one trial exposure/AF, then the clouds came in completely, and remained for the next 45 minutes or so.


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