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First sunlight after Lunar Eclipse

By MarcPK  
I took this photograph just after totality of the recent Lunar eclipse, to try & capture the sunlight re-emerging on the Lunar disk.

Taken at prime focus of an 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, from my roof terrace in North London.

I find that the light graduation makes the Moon look unusually three-dimensional Smile

Many thanks for looking

Tags: Light Atmosphere General Moon Shadow Telescope Orange Eclipse Earth Space Specialist and abstract Astronomy Luna Landscape and travel Totality

Voters: Geraint, mathed, Leightonhs and 20 more


mathed 13 3 England
6 Mar 2007 10:10PM
I was just going to post a shot I took on Sat night,after seeing this,I don't think I'll bother!..Great photo...Matt

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John_Horner 14 12 2 England
6 Mar 2007 10:11PM
A stunning capture.
cavjer 12
6 Mar 2007 10:12PM
wow this is amazing, i wish i had a lens like that! i tried to take pictures of it and the moon was the size of a pin head. really nice.
6 Mar 2007 10:13PM
Superb shot,well done.

kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
6 Mar 2007 10:16PM
fine detail and very well achieved
Leightonhs 12 155 1
6 Mar 2007 10:23PM
Best I've seen- Absolutely fantastic!!!

6 Mar 2007 10:30PM
beautiful large image...well captured!
JohnEW 12 3
6 Mar 2007 10:39PM
This is a fine image, with of course, much better resolution than photographic lenses generally give. Have you thought of combining exposures to include detail in the bright area (HDR/tone mapping...)?
Stuart322 12 1
6 Mar 2007 11:03PM
Wow, this is an excellent capture. Anybody would be hard pressed to beat this.

6 Mar 2007 11:09PM
Best detail of any moon shot Ive seen yet! GREAT shot!
mohikan22 15 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 12:33AM
Superb!! and yes i have to agree with you a 3D image it does look Grin works very well. well done!

7 Mar 2007 1:23AM
Super-fine clarity and light, on this rare event, Marc.
Superbly captured for posterity!

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