Saturday, December 10, 2011

Today at the TCAAP WVA, I saw a Lunar Eclipse

I got up very early today to check out the lunar eclipse. Only a partial eclipse was visible at the TCAAP Wildlife Viewing Area.

This shot is the best of bunch and it isn't very good. I could see distortion through the viewfinder. It looked a lot like heat waves in the summer. I suspect it was because I didn't allow the camera and lens warm up enough but I'm not sure. I used mirror lockup and the timer but maybe the 500mm with the TC1.4 was too much to compensate. By the time I thought of removing the tele-converter the moon went behind the clouds.

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