|Whyy (whyy) wrote,|
@ 2010-12-23 17:00:00
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Pictures of the Lunar Eclipse at Solstice
Sat outside at my apartment's parking lot. Not a very night photographer friendly place but I could not find any other that was
1. dark enough and
2. not bothered by cops every 5 minutes with "What are you doing out here?"
So anyway. I took 149 pictures. Lots of cloud cover.
Interesting thing is that the "Mark I, Eyeball" saw mainly a white moon the whole time. Yet the photos clearly show a red moon. The only thing I can figure is that at night in low light the rods which out-number the cones in the eye fed "white" to the brain. The cones which are less numerous could not get the "color red" past the overwhelming "white" signal.
I also found out that I need a better tripod if I am going to do something like this again. I would adjust the camera and Center the moon. Let go and flop the tripod would drop it somewhere else.
The pictures were taken at a resolution of 3872x2592. They have been compressed for the web. If you are interested in any specific one Let me know and we can work out a way to get you the full picture.