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Lunar Eclipse

Tried watching the lunar eclipse last night, but my distance vision has really deteriorated in the last two years and that took most of the awe out of the experience. (My new glasses are ready, and I’m picking them up Saturday.) I tried taking a picture of it, but as you can see, that didn’t work out so well either. The effort reminded me how quickly the sky changes as we hurtle through space. Even with a shutter speed as short as 1/2 second, the stars were elongated by the earth’s motion. This was my best compromise: 1/3 second, f/4 at ISO 320.

Lunar Eclipse


I think the problem can be also with the camera. zou need some special kind of camera for that.

Max, You’re probably right, or at least one with a much longer lens and higher ISO.

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