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Lunar Eclipse Photos (28 Oct 2004 at 00:16)
Lunar Eclipse Photos
Tonight there was a total lunar eclipse (when the earth's shadow completely covers the moon), visible in most of North America. Actually, the eclipse is still going on now, although I am unable to conveniently capture it from my window any more. Here is a nice montage of photographs I took from 22:18 to 23:45 EST. The ghostly image in the first photo is actually lens flare, but it is too dramatic for me to leave it out. ;)

Click on the image for a larger version.
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eger@cs (h-68-166-176-218.phlapafg.covad.net) – 10.28.04 11:52:00
What sort of camera do you have? I don't really know how to get detail this good for the moon...
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 10.28.04 14:23:59
I have a Canon D60. I used a fairly nice macro lens for this (100mm F/2.8), although it's really not the right lens for the job -- something with a longer focal length, even sacrificing aperture, would be cheaper and do better. But I don't have such a lens.
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Max (207-237-35-147.s147.tnt1.nywct.ny.dialup.rcn.com) – 10.29.04 14:44:36
Great photos! It is kind of eerie how that lens flare almost seems like a weird mirror image...
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 10.29.04 17:44:10
Well, it is a mirror image in a very real sense! In some other pictures you can actually pick out the detail of the moon.
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Max (ce-web1.wesleyan.edu) – 10.31.04 21:01:17
Yes, almost like a mirror image...
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Chris Wass (207.227.21.162) – 11.03.04 15:56:56
I love this photo!
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 11.03.04 16:05:00
Thanks Chris!
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