The Total Lunar Eclipse of December 2011 was a special one for me - it's the first one where everything went right. After days of rain, the skies cleared on the night of the eclipse. My equipment worked flawlessly and the seeing was rock steady, giving me my sharpest images of a Total Lunar Eclipse.
I was even uploading a live stream of images to the SLOOH Events page, as well as the IceInSpace Facebook
page, my personal Facebook profile
and my Google+ profile
for viewing by a worldwide audience and everything just worked. The only downside was losing the Moon behind a tree just after totality started - but I knew it was coming so I was thankful that I was able to image Totality before losing it for the night.
The middle image is a HDR of the mid-partial phase. 7 images combined using Photomatix Pro and processing in Photoshop.
The original image is 9000px wide, so this 1000px wide attachment doesn't really do it justice but you can view a larger one (2000px here):
- 2000px wide
- Blog with more details: Total Lunar Eclipse Sequence, December 2011
And with this, my processing of lunar eclipse images finally comes to an end
Thanks for looking.