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Sue McLeod
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
 

How to shoot a Lunar Eclipse


Can anyone direct me to information on shooting the moon? We have a lunar eclipse here (Australia) starting at about the time of sunset. I will be shooting over the ocean and am particularly interested in trying to get the unusual colours of the moon before the eclipse. Previous attempts at moon shots have been blown out! Thanks in advance...


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8/27/2007 3:08:33 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Because the moon is a relatively small bright object in a large expanse of black sky, typical averaging meters tend to overexpose. Use Sunny 16 or Moony 11 rule: start with f/16 or f/11 and a shutter speed of 1/ISO of your film or digital camera setting.

Also see http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/howtophoto/index.htm


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8/27/2007 7:36:28 PM

 
Sue McLeod
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2005
  Thanks Jon, I appreciate your advice. The cloud is now coming over so I really hope I have something to shoot!!!


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8/27/2007 8:28:08 PM

 
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