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Lunar Eclipse from a back garden in Streethay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After a long, tiring wait, I had a nap at 2 am, setting the alarm for 4.30. And there it was! The Super, Blood , Wolf Moon In eclipse and showing a lovely rosy hue! It was just visible over the trees, and I was able to get some photos. The camera and tripod were already to go, which was just as well when the clouds rolled in just after 5 am.

Taken using Olympus EM5 (mirrorless micro 4/3) with 4/3 70- 300 zoom, making it effectively 140- 600 mm zoom on a Manfrotto tripod. I always shoot using JPEG +RAW , whether in Manual, Aperture Priority or iAuto setting. These are mostly AP, allowing me to choose the aperture and thus the corresponding shutter speed. There was a LOT of dew around!

 

Using an astromodded compact camera

 

All photos taken using using a Canon compact Powershot A450 astromodded by Ewan Vellacott. All photos were taken with the camera on a photo tripod, exposure around 15 seconds (max shutter speed) at ISO 3200. All but one were taken on top of the Long Mynd, with a nearly full Moon off to left of picture, but washing out the detail in the Milky Way. The purple tint is as taken. Simple processing on IPad using Photo Express PS app shows the difference. Taken August 2017.