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Full Eclipse

The full eclipse of the Moon gives a "Blood Red" color due to the suns light diffracting around the earth. To get the detail, I needed to increase the shutter duration to 5 seconds. With normal moon prior to the eclipse I needed to set the shutter speed to 1/2500 ISO so the picture would not be washed out. This just goes to show how dim the full eclipse was.

Date: April 15, 2014
Scope: 14 inch Celestron CGE 1400
Focal Length: 3910 mm; F/7.1 Focal Reducer
Camera: Nikon D3
ISO Setting: 200
Duration: 5 sec


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