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Lunar Eclipse Montage
  Lunar Eclipse Montage
Lunar Eclipse Montage
Lunar eclipse on February 20, 2008. Four exposures total: one for each phase of the eclipse, and a final "soak" of the sky for the stars. The bright blip in the lower left corner is Saturn.

The first moon is at 30% eclipse, exposed for the bright part of the moon (hence the more gray/blue color). About 1/500 sec exposure.

The middle moon was at about 85% eclipse. I exposed for the darkened part which is why the slight exposed part of the moon is so blown out.

Last moon is the near 100% eclipse, about a 2-second exposure.

Canon 70-200mm @ 200mm. Wish I had 400mm!

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Canon EOS 5D Digit...

 
 
 
Karen Engelbreth
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    COOL shot - great work, Paul!

3/7/2008 8:11:25 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Nice one, Paul. I love the starry background.

3/7/2008 10:20:48 AM

 
Ruth Robbins
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FANTASTIC! beautiful detail and exposure.

3/7/2008 11:21:05 AM

 
Paul D.
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Thanks everybody! I'm happier with this version... the stars show up better. Funny, it was Sharpening in Photoshop that brought the stars out, not Levels or Brightness.

3/7/2008 11:39:58 AM

 
Paul D.
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I wish you could see the original on my screen, the stars are REALLY bright... the upload process dims them for some reason.

3/7/2008 11:41:13 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Paul,
Hey really neat shot here. I get the same thing sometimes on uploading, just nowhere near as good as on my PC; but this is very nice. I have yet to get anything decent of the stars, moon etc.

Jim

10/25/2008 9:11:18 AM

 
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