Lunar Eclipse - peak

9:38:17pm 26/6/2010.

The peak of tonight's partial Lunar Eclipse.

Just a quick crop.

540mm, f/8, 1/250th sec, iso 125. Push a little in post.

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  • baar_01 said:
    Nice Dave. My 70-200 couldn't get me close enough for anything with much detail.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah, even at 540mm it was really small in the frame. You need around 1200mm to get a really decent sized moon.
  • Xenedis said:
    To give people an idea how small the moon is at 600mm on a full-frame camera, I can fit seven across and about five down, so 35 moons in the frame.
    600mm is tiny. 1,200mm is still too small, but it's a problem I could tolerate having.
  • Jesse4870 said:
    Very nice, a few AP and others went up to Mt Coo-tha but we had to contend with on and off cloud.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Excellent detail David!! So the clouds did break for your star trails group hey.
  • cookie_c73 said:
    This is great! Very cloudy night tonight where I was, could barely see it. Love the details on the moon though.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I think from when I've tried 1180mm, it was quite a decent size in the frame, but that may have been on the 30D.
    [] Yeah I shot the 2007 full eclipse from Mt Coot-tha, it's not a bad spot to shoot from, but cloud was the big issue this evening.
    [] 'fraid not Adam, we postponed a couple of days as although it turned out clear for the moon (until 9:45pm or so), it was pretty solid looking south.
    [] Luckily there was a nice clear patch for most of the first half here. :)
  • paulgoodallphotography said:
    Nice work Dave. I was shooting out here at one of the lookouts at Prince Henry Drive. I persevered with my 200mm until the clouds got too heavy around 8.50pm.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Paul. Yours is pretty good given you used almost a third less focal length than I.
  • 11T.Co said:
    It's time I start saving for that 400mm lens, that's a nice shot again Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well an 800mm lens would have been nice ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol Dave - we always want more dont we (me included )
    I was sure I commented on this shot last night but obviously not .. Doh
    You did well :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] It's like that Kath, although the 800mm L lens is a wee out of my budget ($15k), so I won't be seeing one of those unless you know someone that wants to buy an house-trained child? ;-)
  • P de G 1952 said:
    Nice Work. Next time I will be a tad more prepared.
  • L i a. said:
    ohhh wo-ow!!