I hope you all had a chance to see the lunar eclipse in person. It was pretty amazing here in Arizona. If you did miss the show, check out these photos of mine. I used pretty simple equipment, a tripod, wired remote, Canon EOS Rebel XSi and Canon 70-200mm f/4 L EF IS (USM). I shot everything at 200mm and used autofocus.
Next time I hope to use a longer lens or extender. I did have to really crop these images to remove a lot of the inky blackness of space.
P.S. Click on an image to see a larger version
Full eclipse. I didn’t crop this or the next one as close as I could because I like the star in the bottom right.
1 second at f4, ISO 100 (Don’t expose for more than 1 second or the Earth’s rotation will blur the moon.)
Eclipse starting to end.
1/2 second at f4, ISO 100
The eclipse is half over and I exposed for the bright side of the moon.
1/200 second at f4, ISO 100