Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Eclipse

Fighting a head cold and clouds - I managed to get a few shots of last night's lunar eclipse. Taken through a Questar 3.5 with a Canon 5D Mark II. Exposure times were between 3.2 seconds and 8 seconds.








Below - a collage of images taken through a 400mm lens with a Canon 5D Mark II showing the progression of the eclipse throughout the 3 and a half hour long event.

7 comments:

Jane said...

Hi David,

Art, Michael and I spent a lot of time on the patio watching this amazing eclipse last night. We thought of you often hoping you would do just as you did - - take an amazing shot of this wonder... thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Fabulous!!!

Dean said...

Hi Dave-
Considering the clouds we had, the composite is very good! I mostly watched TV, but Melinda had fun with imaging the eclipse...
-Dean

Paul said...

Sweet shots! Reminds me of the last one I watched from the 12m! :)

Melinda said...

Dave, incredibly beautiful photos (as usual)! ;)

David A. Harvey said...

Thanks all. Tthe trick here was to have two cameras taking images every 30 seconds throughout the eclipse. Most images were compromised by clouds as you might imagine - but with 10 gigabytes of image data - you get lucky.

Jim said...

Nice eclipse shots. Especially like the last one - it shows the details of what the Earth's shadow looks like. While waiting for and watching the eclipse, I was imagining the giant cone of the Earths shadow projecting out into space.