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Jan. 31st 2018 Lunar Eclipse

 
SiriusDoggy
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Feb 01, 2018 22:13 |  #1

Living in Las Vegas in a valley that is surrounded by mountains I knew the moon would be very low to the horizon in the west, I decided to find a better location for the eclipse. I headed to the Mojave National Preserve and used the Castle Mountains as my backdrop.

In this first image taken during mid-totality, you can easily see the Beehive open star cluster to the right of the moon.

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As dawn approached the foreground really popped.

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A composite through the phases....

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The wide-angle shots were taken with a Canon 5D Mark II and 70-200mm lens.
The closeup composite images were taken with a Canon Mark III and Explore Scientific 127mm f6.5 952mm refractor.

Canon 5D Mark II & Mark III 50mm 1.4, 16-35mm 2.8L, 24-70mm 2.8L, 24-104 4L, 70-200mm 2.8 IS L, 100-400mm 5.6-6.3L, 600mm 4L, 24mm 3.5 T/S L, 16mm 2.8 Zenitar Fisheye, Rokinon 24mm, 35mm, 85mm T1.5 Cine set

  
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Feb 03, 2018 00:59 |  #2

awesome set :-)

this was the 4th total lunar eclipse in a row I have missed due to cloud :-(

I am not the happiest lad


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Feb 03, 2018 01:29 |  #3

Agree. Great set of photos. Looks like you were out and about for a good deal of the duration.

I've only seen one Lunar eclipse from start to finish, in April 2014. In Chicago, we can't see much going on up in the sky at night. Light pollution and clouds ruin it almost every time.


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Feb 06, 2018 14:39 |  #4

Very nice work.




  
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Feb 07, 2018 17:14 |  #5

Davenn wrote in post #18555226 (external link)
awesome set :-)

this was the 4th total lunar eclipse in a row I have missed due to cloud :-(

I am not the happiest lad


Dave

Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck with the weather.


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Feb 07, 2018 17:15 as a reply to  @ DavidWatts's post |  #6

Thanks,
Yeah, we set up at midnight and the partial penumbral portion of the eclipse started around 2:50am.


Canon 5D Mark II & Mark III 50mm 1.4, 16-35mm 2.8L, 24-70mm 2.8L, 24-104 4L, 70-200mm 2.8 IS L, 100-400mm 5.6-6.3L, 600mm 4L, 24mm 3.5 T/S L, 16mm 2.8 Zenitar Fisheye, Rokinon 24mm, 35mm, 85mm T1.5 Cine set

  
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Feb 09, 2018 10:35 |  #7

https://youtu.be/wRYJY​YOZPVw (external link)

Time-lapse video of the eclipse.


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