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Lunar Eclipse 2010
Lens: Pentax-M 400 f/5.6 Camera: K200D Photo Location: Perth, AU ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/15s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: goddo31, 06-29-2010, 07:54 AM

I had a go at taking some shots of the partial lunar eclipse last weekend, with my trusty M series 400mm. Here is the result, with a lot of cropping of course sharpening:



And as a little experiment, here is a special version that shows a little of the Earth's shadow on the moon:



Any comments welcomed. I see another member has already posted some good shots of this, but I wanted to have a go too
cheers,
Jason

EDIT: For those curious about what exposure I used, the details for shot #1 should be visible in this post, but note that I pulled the exposure down a bit in PP as the moon was very bright still.
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I like your experiment Did you merge two photos, or simply brighten the shot?

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I like your experiment Did you merge two photos, or simply brighten the shot?
Thanks Adam. It's a merge of two photos. Don't look too closely, or you will be able to see my average PS job! There was simply way too many stops difference between the brightness of the sunlight part and the shadow part of the moon. However, this was very easy to see with the naked eye. Excellent DR there!

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You get some nice results from your 400mm

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Nice job Jason,

All my attempts at moon shots (lunar ) with the M 400/5.6 have been total failures. Since I am obviously the problem I'll have to give it a go again .

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Wow, Jason, these look perfect. Like something out of a high quality text book.

Great job.

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Nice job Jason,

All my attempts at moon shots (lunar ) with the M 400/5.6 have been total failures. Since I am obviously the problem I'll have to give it a go again .

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Thanks Tom. As you can take nice sharp pictures of those small birds, I'm sure you can manage the moon... Just a nice stable tripod, get the focus right, MLU with timer or cable release that should be it.

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Wow, Jason, these look perfect. Like something out of a high quality text book.

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text book thanks for your kind comments, Jer.

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