Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Lunar Eclipse!

My internal alarm clock mysteriously woke me up around 1:00AM this morning. I wasn't planning on photographing the lunar eclipse, but since I was awake I thought I'd give it a go. As an amateur astronomer since the age of 10, I've seen many lunar eclipses. The so-called "blood moon" appeared little different from others I've witnessed. These images were digiscoped with my Swarovski ATX 85 and Nikon 1 V1 camera. Settings were ISO 400, 1/30th to 1 second. Exposures were a little tricky and in hindsight I probably could have done a little better with my Celestron 8" SCT and its clock drive, but I didn't feel like hauling that beast downstairs this morning.

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

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