Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

This is a high dynamic range time lapse of five lunar eclipse images (follow the link image above for the full wide image). I am fascinated by the subtle and dramatic play of colors from the Earth's atmosphere as the Moon moves through the earth's shadow. The 120 Mega pixel original composite is taken from my image data covering the entire umbral eclipse at 2 minute intervals. The original HDR data is 32 bits per channel taken nine images exposed in steps of one stop. Images exposed on 2019-01-21 between 04:30 and 06:00 UT using a Questar telescope, f/15 1350/89mm, and a Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. HDR processing and composites done in Photoshop with minor exposure tweaks. Exposed at ISO 200 (totality ISO 400) for times from 1/50 to 30 seconds.

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Date Taken: 2019-01-21




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FB:M.J. Scanlon

Nicely done!!

FB:Lucca Vanoni Ruggiero

Wonderful, the softness of the colors are impressive! Congratulations!

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