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Advance Warning of Lunar Eclipse


AnthonyM 15 428 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 2:47AM
Perfect!
Lots of info there.
Thanks.
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 5:46AM
It's perfect for me. Totality from 7pm to 8pm! The weather might be good too. Time for a few 30 minute exposures over the Pacific!
cambirder 16 7.2k England
20 Feb 2008 9:32AM

Quote:Time for a few 30 minute exposures over the Pacific!


Even in full eclipse 30mins will give massive over exposure.
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
20 Feb 2008 10:20AM
Yep!
The last one I took a photo of I used these settings:
Exposure was 2.5 Sec at f5.6 ISO400.
The pic is in my portfolio if you want to look.

Doug Smile
rowarrior 12 4.4k 9 Scotland
20 Feb 2008 1:11PM
Looking good for me in Massachusetts tonight then Smile
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
20 Feb 2008 1:14PM
Massive two what?

Wink
doug_7 14 482 England
20 Feb 2008 1:22PM

Quote:Looking good for me in Massachusetts tonight then


go on rub it in.

fog here at the mo Sad if the skies clear I might have a go Grin
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
20 Feb 2008 1:27PM
Forecast is partly cloudy for me here, so I may have a look as I am not working tomorrow and can have a lie in.

I may even attach the camera to one of my telescopes instead of using the zoom lens.

Smile
PatrickSmith 15 1.2k 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 3:53PM

Quote:Even in full eclipse 30mins will give massive over exposure.


That would be true if I were shooting just the moon, but I'd be doing a super wide angle shot with the small dark red moon as a relatively big 'star trail' over some water!
RichardB 15 328 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 5:54PM
I found this site offering lots of advice on getting some good shots.
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
20 Feb 2008 6:03PM
Nice find Richard!

Smile
MaryMac 14 258 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 6:43PM
I should get a fair view of the eclipse here in Botswana as its due here at 3 am and I will definitely stay up and see it
I have a D70s and a couple of lenses namely the kit one 18-70 and a Nikon 70-300 but what setting and shutter speed would be best for getting a shot I also have a sigma EF -500 DG ST flash but I have never had it out the box so dont know if I can fit it on !! but will have a go if its needed
Thanks for any advice
Mary
MaryMac 14 258 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2008 6:48PM
Wow great find Richard it told me all I need to know thanks
mary
cambirder 16 7.2k England
20 Feb 2008 6:55PM
300mm is rather on the short side, on the picture I linked to previously I was using a 400mm + 1.4 converter. Exposure is tricky and you have to do a bit of trial and error. For the full moon start at 200th sec at f5.6, ISO 100. Once in full eclipse its much dimmer, and you are going to have to up the ISO and get nearer 2 seconds


Quote:EF -500 DG ST flash but I have never had it out the box so dont know if I can fit it on !! but will have a go if its needed


I know Nikon flash guns are good, but the range falls well short of 384,400 kmSmile
pepperst 13 2.3k 4 Wales
20 Feb 2008 7:35PM
Is it worth trying something with a 70mm or should I use the gap till the next one to by a bigger lens?

And it is very, cold outside

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