Lunar Eclipse

My son Daniel got a telescope for Christmas, so when there was going to be a lunar eclipse Taunya woke him up at 5:30 am to look at it.  Unfortunately, with slight haze from light clouds and a very dim moon, it was difficult to see much detail with his telescope.  I then thought I would take some quick photographs of the lunar eclipse.  I actually was able to frame in two stars as well.

ISO 400, 420mm(300mm with 1.4x tele), f/5.6, 2.5 sec

I had the same trouble with trees and clouds as well.  Here is a shot focused on the trees rather than the moon.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1.3 sec

This is the last shot I took before having to stop and get ready for work.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 1/4 sec

This is what happens when you think you can hand hold an eclipse shot…..Usually you can shoot a bright moon hand held because the shutter speed is fast enough.

ISO 400, 420mm, f/5.6, 2.5 sec

 

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