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Posted By: Adam, 04-14-2014, 04:47 PM

Tonight's lunar eclipse is almost upon us! Once the time comes (3:07-4:24am EST), let's see those moon photos - share them in this thread I will be taking the F* 250-600mm for a spin tonight.

Here's a guide we've put together on shooting the moon. It also contains specifics about this particular eclipse:
Photograph a Red Moon: Total Eclipse Tonight - Photographic Articles - PentaxForums.com

Here's an example of what we might see tonight as the moon passes through Earth's shadow:

(photo credit: wikipedia)
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04-15-2014, 12:50 PM   #31
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Great shots guys, I'm glad to see somebody got to see a red moon. I got to see mostly clouds.

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Hey, martin, What Fstop & shutter speed & ISO did you use for most or all of these? I used my SMC Pentax M 80-200 lens also on my K-50, and you can check on this thread, the results I got with mine. Didn't quite turn out like yours.
The first one is 30 seconds at ISO 80. And the F-number is probably around F8. (Sorry I didn't take notes on actual F-number for each, so I can't know for sure, but I'll try to remember ).

Second one is 1 second at ISO 800 and most definitely wide open, so F4.5.

Third: 0.6 s, ISO 1600, also F4.5

Fourth: 3s ISO 800, and again around F8 or F5.6.

And the last one, 3s, ISO 400 and probably very close to wide open, so F4.5 or F5 tops.
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Great shots everyone!
This is probably the best I have of the total eclipse K10D w/ Vivitar 70-210 2x converter behind it ISO 1600 4s exposure with f4.5
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here's my fun one with the DA10-17 at 10mm (30s at f9).. I added some background info on the flickr page:


and then my results with my cheapo tammy zoom:

- at the wide end 70mm and cropped (5 seconds at f10)


- then racked out at 300mm and cropped (3 seconds at f10)


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Couple Blood Moon Shots

K-5, DA*300mm. Some post processing in Lightroom 5.
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after relocating a couple of times to evade the incoming cloud layer, I ended up south of Sacramento at this decommissioned nuclear station. This is a bit of a composite. I did shoot everything, just not necessarily at the same time nor with the same equipment.

Rancho Seco Blood Moon

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Gorgeous!

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QuoteOriginally posted by martinrd Quote
The first one is 30 seconds at ISO 80. And the F-number is probably around F8. (Sorry I didn't take notes on actual F-number for each, so I can't know for sure, but I'll try to remember ).

Second one is 1 second at ISO 800 and most definitely wide open, so F4.5.

Third: 0.6 s, ISO 1600, also F4.5

Fourth: 3s ISO 800, and again around F8 or F5.6.

And the last one, 3s, ISO 400 and probably very close to wide open, so F4.5 or F5 tops.
That last one Martin is AWESOME!!! Well done.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bertminator Quote
That last one Martin is AWESOME!!! Well done.

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Thank you, Bert!!

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Nice work to all of you.

It was cloudy and rainy here. I slept like a baby.
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5 straight days of sunshine, a rare occurance in a Seattle spring, and the clouds roll in right as the sun goes down on the night of a lunar eclipse, so my cameras and I saw no red but the glow of the city lights. Then, as if to mock us, the sun shows its face again today (though still fairly cloudy).

Great shots everyone. I'm hoping the weather will cooperate for at least one of the following three eclipses.
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Gorgeous!
thanks Adam!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
5 straight days of sunshine, a rare occurance in a Seattle spring, and the clouds roll in right as the sun goes down on the night of a lunar eclipse, so my cameras and I saw no red but the glow of the city lights. Then, as if to mock us, the sun shows its face again today (though still fairly cloudy).

Great shots everyone. I'm hoping the weather will cooperate for at least one of the following three eclipses.


I was unhappy when just as the moon rose, the clouds came in as well - lucky for me they dissipated around 1:15am pst - so I could catch the last few minutes of the full eclipse. We're just north of you on Vancouver Island - the clouds were certainly patchy even when they cleared for a bit... I was quite thankful after staying up that late that we at least got a short bit of clear skies.
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Perfect conditions in Palmerston North, Central North Island of New Zealand

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Eclipse moon

Great shots! Time to start saving for a big lens!!!

Here's what I was able to do with my K-30 and FA50mm for the star shots and a Q with Fotodiox adaptor and M200 f4.

This one has the Moon, Mars in the uper right and the star Spica just to the right of the moon.

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