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Old 22-02-2019, 07:31 AM
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And The Moon turned red like blood ...

And The Moon turned red ...... like blood.

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31st January 2018 Lunar Eclipse. Heavily cropped from 400mm.
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Old 22-02-2019, 08:08 AM
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Man, I'm loving the way this thread is developing! I really had no idea what was going to happen, but it is fabulous, and it is making the much maligned Moon the centre of attenion! I really, really love it!

I never expected a photo of a screenshot, but it really is a quirky take!

And evocative cloud shots, lovely compositions, videos and a blood Moon.

Well, that last lunar eclipse seen from Sydney, I opted for a totally different approach. I knew there would be some sensational photos taken that I couldn't take or match. So, I indulged one of my all too little indulged passions, soft pastels, to produce a couple of very different takes on the eclipse. Soft pastels are a medium that allows you to work quickly to produce an Impressionist style of piece. Fast, brash, details that are hinted at, colourful... There's no time to muck about with details when the scene is changing so fast, you need to smash it out and let the energy of the piece convey the sense of details.

The whole of Moon was done using my binos - I didn't even take a scope down to the Strickland House foreshore where I viewed the eclipse from. And the city skyline is a time lapse of sorts, with the changing Moon dipping behind the City, and trail of plane lights as they crossed in front of the scene.

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I also did my own little time lapse video of the eclipse. I had carefully sought work out where the Moon was going to dip behind the Sydney skyline, and felt that the foreshore of Strickland House in Sydney's east was going to see the Moon come very damn close to Center Point Tower. Clouds threatened to spoil the party, but the Moon managed to peek through, bloody red, from behind the clouds just to the left of Sydney Tower, around the 57 second mark of the video. The bright star just above and left of the Moon was Mars.



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Old 22-02-2019, 10:19 AM
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Love the time lapse sketch Alex, maybe not up there with Van Goghs' Starry Night, but a work of art no less. Should make a large print and frame it .
Here are some more of mine just for the sake of it. Plato and the Alpine Valley with the Rille just discernable and the Schickard , Schiller region.
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Old 22-02-2019, 02:37 PM
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My image of a waxing gibbous moon at 85% last Saturday evening around 11pm
Captured on BYEOS planetary mode at 5x zoom to achieve close to 1:1 pixel resolution
6 f6 newt on HEQ5
Canon 600D
ISO 800
1/500 exp
1500 frames saved as AVI file
Stacked in Autostakkert 3
Processed in Registax 6

Missed out framing the whole moon at 1:1 pixel res

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Old 22-02-2019, 04:41 PM
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Clavius and Tycho

I was quite happy with this one for a C6 on an EVO this month. It gives me a fair few craters to label and describe to show potential scopers. Perhaps the only optimal thing about this image is that no aspect of the capture was optimized and so I can continue to live in the hope I will take a better one in the future!
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Old 22-02-2019, 04:58 PM
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Lots of interesting images from everyone, with a nice variety of scopes and cameras or crayons, enjoying seeing everybodies perspectives as to what catches their eye at the time.
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Hi, This is my attempt at creating an image similar to what I see through the eyepiece, The image is a composite of a full moon and a 22% waxing crescent, The features don't line up exactly but close enough to give the jist of it

Olympus OMD EM5 Mk2
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Hi Joel and welcome.
Thanks for posting your image it is wonderful.
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Old 23-02-2019, 04:57 PM
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Great job.
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Old 23-02-2019, 08:22 PM
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Joel,

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What a brilliant first post to start of with here in IIS!

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Old 23-02-2019, 09:07 PM
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Brilliant image , gives the moon a distinct spherical view similar to 3D
Great work
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Old 23-02-2019, 11:11 PM
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Great work Joel, creative thinking to simulate visual appearance.
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Thanks guys for the kind words and the warm welcome
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Old 24-02-2019, 10:33 AM
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What a great composition Joel.

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Old 25-02-2019, 03:40 PM
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Single image of 1st quarter moon
Canon 600D with 5 x TV Powermate
Obviously no stacking
Sharpened a bit in registax 6
Kept the contrast down a bit to reduce the glare on the lunar horizon
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