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    I know that a Lunar eclipse isn't particularly spectacular visually but I'm going out to watch it tonight with my nephews and may decide to take some pictures.

    Does anyone know the moon exposure rule offhand?
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Neil,
    Take a look at this site ... there's a suggested exposure table developed by Fred Espenak, known as "Mr. Eclipse" ... I guess he should know what he's up to!

    http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html
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    The exposure for the moon is usually 1/ISO at f:11.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Thanks David that is just what I was thinking of.

    Joffre, Wow! great site. Has all the eclipse info that you could ever want. Thanks for the link. Also, I enjoyed visiting your website. Very nice work there.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Florida got clouded over during the eclipse, so all my prep went for nought! Oh well, next total lunar eclipse is on May 4, 2004.

    Thanks for the compliment about my site, glad to have had a visitor.

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    It was cloudy here too, and the fact that the eclipse peaked at 5:30PM behind some big trees didn't help either. :P

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    Conditions were perfect here. It was cold but I sat back and drank hot mulled cider (with a bit of Rum added just to beat off the chill), listened to some appropriate astral tunes on my minidisk player and watched it with a pair of binoculars. Very cool.

    I didn't take any photos. Just as well. Even if I managed to nail the exposures, they would have just been black frames with a small moon floating in them. Better to simply enjoy the event and leave the specialized photography to the experts.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=



 

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