Share Lunar Eclipse Photos

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by GnedTheGnome, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. GnedTheGnome

    GnedTheGnome Mu-43 Regular

    I bet a bunch of us were out tonight taking pictures of the lunar eclipse this evening. Let's see them here. (I did see there was another thread, but it seemed to be more of a personal share, and I didn't want to hijack it.)

    I haven't had a chance to go through my photos on a calibrated display, or do much editing, but here's one that I liked straight out of the camera: Canon FD 75-210mm f4 on an EM5 (Taken at f5.6, IIRC)

    Blood Moon
    by Jamison Sword, on Flickr

    Toward the end I was getting bored, so I started playing with colored lights just off camera. I kind of like the effect. :biggrin:
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015
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  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    Not in my neighborhood where it's cloudy and rainy. Drat. Nice work, though.
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  3. Nieuwpoort, Belgium
    Pany 100-300 mm @ 300 mm. f/5.6, 1 sec at 1600 ISO. ACR post processing only large amount of Clarity. P9281025.

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  4. RKStarr

    RKStarr Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2013
    St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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    St. Croix, Virgin Islands


    Olympus EM1 with 40-150 pro and 1.4TC, 1sec@f4, iso6400

    Heavily cropped, lots of NR, a mask to boost the stars a bit against the moon, and another to tone down just the lunar highlights...basically a social media image, but fun nonetheless.
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  5. jeffbet

    jeffbet Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 7, 2015

    EM-10 with 40-150mm and X2 digital teleconverter. SE Michigan
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  6. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
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    I nearly missed seeing totality, caught less than 10 minutes of it - and didn't manage to get the moon adequately focused till it got a bit brighter:
    [​IMG]Lunar eclipse Sept 28 by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr
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  7. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    Too cloudy here for me to get one of my own, but this is a fantastic capture. Not just the moon itself, but much more!
  8. kingduct

    kingduct Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 12, 2013
    I had no idea what to do with my gear for this (and even the gear I had wasn't really right). Here's an uncropped picture I took from my porch with my G5 and Vivitar Series 1 105mm/2.5 macro (longest bright lens I've got):
    moon (1 of 1).
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  9. georgian82

    georgian82 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 17, 2014
    This was taken through an 8" newtonian telescope by placing the 25mm 1.8 on top of the eye piece. I was having a really hard time getting the image to focus properly and this was the sharpest I was able to get.


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  10. Levster

    Levster Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  11. felipegeek

    felipegeek Mu-43 Enthusiast

    Jan 8, 2014
    Miami, FL
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    Here's my shot. Much like Petrochemist, I had trouble focusing in part due to hazy thin clouds zipping past at 15 kts. I also had some screwed up MySets that I apparently messed up prior to going out and had to start correcting in the field. When the moon got a little brighter it was a bit easier. I'm not happy with the final image. It's obvious I have a lot to learn about doing this well. Shot with E-M5 with adapted Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm 3.5 (Cosina build) for Minolta MD mount. Focal length at 210mm. I found this lens does not focus at anything less than 140mm when adapted to M4/3. Lots of adjustments in LR CC/6 - Dehaze, Clarity, White, Highlight, Shadows, Sharpen, and heavily cropped. Better processing might get more out of it than I have so far.

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  12. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
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  13. jpig

    jpig Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2011
    Here are my attempts from San Diego, with the EM-10 and Oly 75-300 at 300mm and f/6.7, 1 sec exposure and ISO 1600. It was much darker than I expected at full eclipse.

    OM273867e. OM273879e. OM273885e.
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  14. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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    My E-M1 and big lens was in for service (rear dial and cleaning) so all I had was a 100 and E-PM2 and not much time: final moon.
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  15. Youngjun

    Youngjun Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2015
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    Champaign, IL
    Panasonic 100-300mm on E-PM2 2x digital zoom
    It was cloudy for the most of the time...

    P9276042. P9276043.JPG
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  16. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Shot this with the Canon nFD 80-200 F4 L and 2x-B extender on a tripod

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  17. RenaudVL

    RenaudVL Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    With NP101is telescope and EM-5II

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  18. Hendrik

    Hendrik Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 27, 2015
    E-M5 II, P100-300 at 300mm, f6.3, 1.3 sec, iso 1600. Tripod & cable release. Processed the moon in Lightroom and passed the image on to Photoshop to control the noise in the sky (masked moon & stars, applied curve to blacken the void.
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  19. Wesley Lau

    Wesley Lau New to Mu-43

    Apr 7, 2015
    OMD EM10 with 3/4 Zuiko ED 70-300mm f4.0-5.6 on a adapter


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  20. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2014
    Here's a mix of my shots with my E-M10 & Panasonic 45-150 :

    Shots were more detailed with my Canon 40D + 70-300 but I didn't manage to focus correctly with it during the total eclipse phase.

    With the E-M10, the focus wasn't easy either, but was possible.
    I didn't know at the time that there was option to have focus on infinity on power on...